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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: 13.9 x 10.1 cm (5 1/2 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.318.b
The artist neglected to paint the white hairs of the fly whisk above the head of the king.
The princess of Rum watches anxiously from an upper window as her son is introduced to the enthroned king. In order to hide his identity, she has told her husband that the young man has expert knowledge of precious gemstones. The king, impressed with the slave’s skill, welcomes him into his court.
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