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Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Image: 26.8 x 17.5 cm (10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Overall: 30.7 x 19.7 cm (12 1/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 2006.146.a
In this fine later depiction of a favorite story from the Khamsa, Shah Bahram Gur visits one of his wives in the white pavilion. After a day of lovemaking, she recounts a tale with dancing fairies, foreshadowed by the girl dancing to music in the foreground of the painting.
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