Keywords: reading

78 objects


Love letter

A reading of the Qur’an at court

Detached album folio; A reading of Qur’an at court. Border: The drawing has occupied the full width of the page; it is surrounded by a small band of gold and black, mounted on paperboard.


Reclining prince

Album folio: A reclining prince; mounted on an album page with illuminated panels in Arabic white thuluth script; inscription on the book held by the figure. Border: The folio is set in gold, green and black rulings mounted on a paperboard with floral and animal motifs.


Youth seated in the fork of a blossoming tree

Detached album folio: Youth seated in the fork of a blossoming tree looking at an open album. Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings, in margins with pseudo Chinese characters, and an outer frame with panels of calligraphy in Persian black nasta’liq script; mounted on paperboard with gold floral motifs.