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(Iranian, active 1470–1506)
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1944.490
Intoxicated, a man in blue at the lower right has fallen.
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.
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