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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 406

Miscellaneous Mughal drawings


Drawings originating under the Mughal empire in India and Pakistan, with others of later date but similar style.


  • 1400-1850

Language of Materials

Collection materials include text in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Use

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.3 linear feet (1 box)

Drawings originating under the Mughal empire in India and Pakistan, with others of later date but similar style. The drawings include manuscript leaves with text variously in Hindi and Sanskrit.


Arranged chronologically, in approximately the order of acquisition.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from various sources at various times, including the bequest of Philip Hofer, 1984 (items (2)-(13)). Acquisition information recorded with each item.

Processing Information

Processed by: Irina Tarsis and J. F. Coakley.

Miscellaneous Mughal drawings: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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Repository Details

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