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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.7 x 10.1 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.125.b
Thirteen fish are hidden in the dark waters beneath Mansur’s ship.
Mansur, a wealthy and successful merchant, prepares to leave home on a long and dangerous journey. He sits dressed in orange at the head of his ship alongside a group of assistants. His wife, renowned for her virtue and beauty, sees him off from her second-story chamber.
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