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A Supposedly Pious Man
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A Supposedly Pious Man

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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 depicts a supposedly pious man being fanned by a slave and watched by a king who is surprised at his hypocrisy.
Provenance Private collection, Tehran [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [list of books, by an anonymous owner, which were in his house in Tehran on fol. 1b]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
ink and pigments on laid paper with gold-sprinkled margins
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 10 7/16 x W: 6 1/2 in. (26.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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