"Sultan Listening to a Man Reading from a Manuscript", Folio from a Manuscript by Mir Ali Shir Nava'i
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
early 16th century
present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
5 7/8 x 4in. (14.9 x 10.2cm)
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1940
Not on view
[ Hassan Khan Monif, New York, until 1940; sold to MMA]
Grube, Ernst J. "from Collections in the United States and Canada." In Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century. Venice: N. Pozza, 1962. no. 54, pp. 73-75, ill. fig. 54 (b/w).
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