Moses and the dragon

Lithograph; Moses and the dragon; texts in paisley motifs in Persian black nasta’liq script; one of a group of six folios.

Historical period(s)
Qajar period, late 19th century
Hand-colored lithograph
H x W: 22.3 x 34.9 cm (8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


dragon, flower, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Moses, Qajar period (1779 - 1925)
Provenance research underway.

Lithograph; Moses and the dragon; texts in paisley motifs in Persian black nasta'liq script; one of a group of six folios.


On the top: "likeness of Moses, prayers and peace upon him."

Published References
  • Pierre Centlivres, Micheline Dentlivres-Demont. Imageries Populairs en Islam. Genève. pp. 70-77, pl. 68-77.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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