Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion (recto); part of Khamsa of Nizami, Haft Paykar [Seven Portraits] Manuscript

Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion (recto); part of Khamsa of Nizami, Haft Paykar [Seven Portraits] Manuscript

c. 1560-1580

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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

Description

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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