Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment (recto) and Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)

Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment (recto) and Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)

c. 1485

Part of a set. See all set records

style of Bihzad

(Iranian, active 1470–1506)

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1944.490

Fun Fact

Intoxicated, a man in blue at the lower right has fallen.

Description

The painting is the left side of a double composition; at the upper left are musicians who provide ambient entertainment. A cook prepares meat over a brazier, while a servant brings kebab on a shallow bowl. The unfinished state of this painting reveals the artist's process of creating underdrawings that are filled with color. The verso has an example of calligraphy.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Manuscript

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