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Alexander the Great Searches for the Fountain of Life
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Alexander the Great Searches for the Fountain of Life


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Description On this folio from Walters manuscript W.623, Alexander the Great (Iskandar) searches for the Fountain of Life which is made invisible by the prophets Khizr and Ilyas.
Provenance Ibn Abi Husayn 'Ali [...] 'Ali, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownsership statement plus seal on fol. 1a];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
1017 AH/AD 1609 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on mostly laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.623.81B
Measurements
H: 13 9/16 x W: 8 11/16 in. (34.5 x 22 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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