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Camel and keeper

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    1556-57 (964 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Mashhad, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (painting): 8.8 × 11.2 cm (3 7/16 × 4 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1937.21
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1937.21

Object Details

  • Artist

    signed by Shaykh Muhammad
  • Description

    Detached album folio: Camel and keeper with surrounding poetic verses, signature of Shaykh Muhammad and the date A.H. 964/1556-1557 C.E.
    Border: The painting is set in red rulings with four couplets in gold nasta'liq script and two square panels in red nasta'liq inscribed at the top with the date and at the bottom with the name of Shaykh Muhammad, two illuminated frames with cartouches and quatrefoils, and an outer frame with cartouches of calligraphy in Persian black nasta'liq script.
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  • Inscriptions

    Cartouche on the top of the page: "In the month of the year [A.H.] 964 [A.D. 1556-7]."
    Cartouche on the bottom of the page: "Painted and written by Shaykh Muhammad."
  • Provenance

    To 1937
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1937
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Riza-i Abbasi Album (May 10, 1985 to September 3, 1985)
    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran (October 14, 1978 to May 30, 1979)
    Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
    Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
    2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Pottery (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Persian Art (January 1, 1963 to September 3, 1963)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Special Exhibition (February 9, 1954 to April 20, 1954)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Arts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Paintings (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian Paintings and Ceramics (May 5, 1933 to January 9, 1945)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

    Mashhad, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses
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