A Monkey Riding A Lion

Maker(s)
Artist: Mu'in Musavvir
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1672
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (drawing): 13.7 × 6.9 cm (5 3/8 × 2 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1966.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
Iran, lion, monkey, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), shield, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1966
C. Dikran Kelekian, New York to 1966 [1]

From 1966
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. Dikran Kelekian in 1966 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

C. Dikran Kelekian 1900 - 1982

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 26, p. 63.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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