Allegorical Figure

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1600
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 8.8 x 5.6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to Nar Singh (Painted between late 1580s and 1604)
  • Description

    This little miniature is an allegorical rendering of a female in Western clothing.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Heeramaneck Galleries
    Sherman Lee (1918-2008)
  • Provenance

    To about 1955
    Heeramaneck Galleries, New York to about 1955 [1]
    From about 1955 to 1995
    Dr. Sherman Lee, Chapel Hill, NC, acquired from Heeramaneck Galleries, about 1955 [2]
    From 1995
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. Sherman Lee in 1995
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Elizabeth F. Duley, October 17, 1995, in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Ruth and Sherman Lee
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

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