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Man on a Donkey

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Description Walters manuscript leaf W.681, this Safavid single-leaf drawing with opaque watercolor and illuminated borders depicts a man, possibly a mullah (religious scholar), riding a donkey. Attributable to the early 11th century AH/17th century AD, it is in the style of drawing defined by the school of the famous Persian artist Riza 'Abbasi (active AH 1001-1044/AD 1591-1592 to 1634).
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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early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Safavid)
paper with opaque watercolor and ink mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 18 5/16 x W: 12 in. (46.5 x 30.5 cm); Image H: 6 x W: 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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