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King Shahpur and His Vizier, Dastur, Visit a Hermit
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King Shahpur and His Vizier, Dastur, Visit a Hermit


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Description On this folio from Walters manuscript W.627, King Shahpur and his vizier, Dastur, are depicted kissing the hand and foot of a hermit. Such gestures show deep respect for the wise man who has renounced the material world.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [bookplate]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1894

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Period
881 AH/AD 1476
Medium
ink and pigments on laid Persian laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.627.17B
Measurements
H: 8 1/16 x W: 4 3/4 in. (20.5 x 12 cm)
Geography
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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