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W.681, Single leaf of a man on a donkey


This Safavid single-leaf drawing with opaque watercolor and illuminated borders depicts a man with a large turban riding a donkey. Attributable to the early eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE, it is in the style of drawing defined by the school of the famous Persian artist Riẓā ʿAbbāsī (fl. 1001-1044 AH / 1591-2 to 1634 CE). The composition is the reverse of a work by the Safavid painter Ṣādiqī (939-1018 AH / 1533-1610 CE) in the Musée du Louvre published by Ivan Stchoukine in 1929 that has been identified as a depiction of a mullah (religious scholar). The illuminated borders of landscape scenes and gazelles are slightly later than the drawing and probably date to the late eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE.

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    1. fol. W.681a

      W.681, fol. W.681a

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