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Single Leaf from Anvar-i Suhayli by Khashifi
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Single Leaf from Anvar-i Suhayli by Khashifi


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Description This illustration, Walters manuscript leaf W.692, is from a Mughal manuscript copy of Anvar-i Suhayli (The lights of Canopus), a collection of fables by Husayn ibn 'Ali Va'iz Kashifi (died 910 AH/AD 1504-1505). It dates to the late 10th century AH/AD 16th or early 11th century AH/AD 17th. The text narrates the fate of a man who, escaping from a wild camel, jumps into a well. There his predicament grows even more precarious when he lands on the heads of 4 snakes, grasps in desperation at a bush gnawed by two rats, and looks down to see dragon waiting to devour him should he fall.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/18/1973Treatmentstabilized
7/01/1975Treatmentstabilized; mounted
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
late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.692
Measurements
H: 13 3/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (33.5 x 21 cm)
Geography
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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