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Egyptian Women Overwhelmed by Yusuf's Beauty
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Egyptian Women Overwhelmed by Yusuf's Beauty


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Description This illustration from Walters manuscript W.644 depicts Yusuf, who is identified by a flaming halo, entering a room where Egyptian women sit peeling fruit with knives. According to the narrative, the women were so distracted by Yusuf's incomparable beauty that they inadvertently cut their hands.
Provenance Papas-zadah …(?), [1]311 AH/AD 1893-1894 [fol. 1a]; 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
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on cream-colored laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.644.116A
Measurements
H: 8 11/16 x W: 5 1/2 in. (22 x 14 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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