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Khusraw and Shirin Preside Over the Wedding of Youths
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Khusraw and Shirin Preside Over the Wedding of Youths


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.624 depicts a scene from the Shirin va Khusraw. The union of 10 couples had been arranged by Khusraw, who sits with Shirin in celebration. In the spirit of the happy ceremony, Khusraw asks Shirin to marry. Although in love with him, the Armenian princess declines. The inscription in red in the border reads: 'amal-i (the work of) Sanwalah.
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.58A
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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