"Preparation For a Noon-Day Meal," Folio from a Divan (Collected Works) of Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i
Qasim 'Ali of Shiraz
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Attributed to Iran
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Painting: H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
W. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Page: H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
W. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)
W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Not on view
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Making of a Collection," October 24, 2011–February 26, 2012, no catalogue.
Jackson, A. V. Williams, and A. Yohannan. Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Manuscripts, Including also some Turkish and Arabic, Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Alexander Smith Cochran. Columbia University Indo Iranian Series, vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1912. no. 22, pp. 164-166.
Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.