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Single Leaf of a Seated Man with a Flower
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Single Leaf of a Seated Man with a Flower


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Description This Indian drawing with opaque watercolor and illumination, Walters manuscript leaf W.709, depicts a man seated against a cushion holding a flower in his left hand. The work was executed in India during the 12th century AH/AD 18th. There is a Persian inscription reading, "a youth as ambitious as Iskandar (Alexander the Great)."
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
12th century AH/AD 18th century (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.709
Measurements
H: 5 5/16 x W: 3 3/8 in. (13.5 x 8.5 cm)
Geography
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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