Nashmi the Archer

The painting is based on Riza Abbasi’s painting, dated 1622 in the Harvard University Art Museum (1960.197)

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Maker(s)
Artist: Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1635 - 1690)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1670s
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.7 x 20.6 cm (12 1/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
archery, bow, Iran, portrait, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

The painting is based on Riza Abbasi's painting, dated 1622 in the Harvard University Art Museum (1960.197)

Inscription(s)

In the likeness of Nashmi the archer and...[which] my late master, Riza Abbasi, had created on the date of 1039 (1629) during the reign of the world protecting shah, Shah Safi; painted by the lowly servant on the date of....Mu'in Musavvir.

Published References
  • Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 46, fig. 9.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p. 141, fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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