"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
Attributed to 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]
Venice. Fondazione Giorgio Cini. "Miniature Islamiche dal XIII al XIX Secolo," 1962, no. 54.
Palm Beach, FL. The Society of the Four Arts. "Loan to the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fl," February 2, 1962–February 27, 1962, no catalogue.
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. pl. 54 (b/w).
Grube, Ernst J. "The Early School of Herat and its Impact on Islamic Painting of the Later 15th, the 16th and 17th Centuries." In The Classical Style in Islamic Painting. Venice: Edizioni Oriens, 1968. ill. pl. 45 (b/w).