An angel, flying, with cup and wine flask

Artist: Attributed to Shah Quli
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, mid-16th century
Ink, color wash and gold on paper
H x W: 18 x 13.5 cm (7 1/16 x 5 5/16 in)
Turkey, Probably Istanbul
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Drawing

Album leaf with drawing

angel, illumination, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, wine, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: pp. 1815, 1882.
  • David J. Roxburgh. Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600. London and New York. fig. 36.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Turkish Art of the Ottoman Period. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 4, p. 14.
  • Eric Schroeder. Persian Miniatures in the Fogg Museum of Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 103, 105.
  • Walter B. Denny. Dating Ottoman Turkish Works in the Saz Style in Istanbul. vol. 1 Leiden. pp. 106-107, pl. 6.
  • Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. no. 153, p. 135.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ottoman Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 4 Istanbul, 1970-1971. pp. 192-193, pl. 9.
  • Turkish Art. Washington and New York. pp. 193 -194, fig. 89.
  • Armenag Sakisian. Turkish Miniatures. vol. 87, no. 510 London, September 1945. p. 228, 231, pl. 2B.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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