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A Shamed Man Who Lied About a Three-day Journey from Mecca to Nishapur
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A Shamed Man Who Lied About a Three-day Journey from Mecca to Nishapur


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Description This illustration from Walters manuscript W.666 depicts a man embarrassed by his turban falling off to reveal his bald head. When he protests that his virtue is gone, Mansur replies that it was already gone when he previously lied about his miraculous three-day journey from Mecca to Nishapur.
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
1133 AH/AD 1721 (Ottoman)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.666.84A
Measurements
H: 8 1/4 x W: 6 1/8 in. (21 x 15.5 cm)
Geography
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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