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Left Side of a Double-page Illustrated Frontispiece Depicting Queen Sheba (Bilqis) Enthroned
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Left Side of a Double-page Illustrated Frontispiece Depicting Queen Sheba (Bilqis) Enthroned


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Description The left side of this double-page illustrated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.631 depicts Queen Sheba (Bilqis) enthroned. She is surrounded by attendants and animals, both real and fantastic. Above her is a flying mythical bird (simurgh).
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
946 AH/AD 1539 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.631.3A
Measurements
H: 8 11/16 x W: 5 1/8 in. (22 x 13 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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