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Shirin Encounters the Sculptor Farhad
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Shirin Encounters the Sculptor Farhad

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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.624 depicts a scene from the Shirin va Khusraw. On horseback, Shirin approaches the sculptor Farhad. The milk flowing through the channel recalls Shirin's request that Farhad cut a path through the mountain to bring milk from his flocks to her pavilion. Below the image, the border is inscribed 'amal-i (work of) Sanwalah.
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
Provenance Muhammad Zaki, 1241 AH/AD 1825-1826 [mode of acquisition unknown] [oval seal, fols. 1a, 211a]; 'abd al-raji Muhammad Shafi', 1247 AH/AD 1831-1832 [mode of acquisition unknown] [rectangular seal fols. 1a, 211a]; Muhammad 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [large oval seal with no date on fol. 211a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1597-1598 (Mughal)
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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