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Walters Ms. W.680, Single leaf of a young man with a flower
Single leaf of a young man with a flower
This single-leaf painting of a young man in a blue robe and red undergarment was produced in Safavid Iran in the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE. The youth sits in a landscape smelling a flower. Images of elegantly dressed men and women were exceedingly popular in Safavid Iran. They circulated as loose leaves and were collected into albums (muraqqaʿ). The work is painted in opaque watercolor and gold.
11th century AH / 17th CE
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Mounted on pasteboard
Foliation: Not applicable
9.2 cm wide by 16.2 cm high
- Title: A young man with a flower
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
Grube, Ernst J., and Alberta Maria Fabris. Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century from Collections in the United States and Canada: Catalogue of the Exhibition. (Venezia: N. Pozza, 1962), no. 122.
Farhad, M., "Safavid Single Page Painting, 1629-1666.” PhD diss., Harvard University, 1987.
Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
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