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Single Leaf of a Man Spinning Cotton
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Single Leaf of a Man Spinning Cotton


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Walters manuscript leaf W.746 is a drawing depicting a man spinning cotton. It was executed in the mid 10th century AH/AD 16th in Iran, possibly in Qazwin. The drawing is framed by verses in Nasta'liq script inscribed in panels, and the whole is surrounded by an outer border with animals and vegetal decoration on a blue background.
Exhibitions
  • Splendor in Books. Grolier Club, New York; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
Provenance Kelekian Estate, 1952, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1952, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1952

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Period
mid 10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.746
Measurements
H: 14 3/16 x W: 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm); Image H: 4 3/4 x W: 3 in. (12 x 7.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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