Folio from a Sulwan al-Muta (Solace of pleasure) by Ibn Zafar; recto: text; verso: illustration: The bear and the monkeys

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1335
  • Geography

    Probably Egypt
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 24.9 x 17.6 cm (9 13/16 x 6 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Muhammad ibn Zafar (born 1104)
  • Description

    Folio from a dispersed copy of Sulwan al-muta (Solace of pleasure) by Ibn Zafar; text: Arabic in black naskh script; recto: text: 13 lines; verso: illustration and text: The bear and the monkeys, 3 lines, one of a group of 2 folios.
  • Origin

    Probably Egypt
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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