Jul 16, 2009

Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)

Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)

c. 1485

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style of Bihzad

(Iranian, active 1470–1506)

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Image: 24.4 x 14.1 cm (9 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 17.2 cm (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1944.490.a


Did you know?

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.

See also
Islamic Art
Islamic Art
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