Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17)

Object Name:
Illustrated album leaf
Date:
early 17th century
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Page: 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (34.3 x 22.2 cm) Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.30
Not on view
The Ottoman interest in royal portraiture expressed itself in the production of illustrated manuscripts and albums containing images of the succession of sultans. This painting, from an album containing a series of similar sultan portraits, has been identified as a depiction of the early seventeenth-century Ottoman sultan Ahmet I.
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, until 1944; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rumi," October 15, 2007–March 5, 2008, no catalogue.

Dimand, Maurice S. "Turkish Art of the Muhammadan Period." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n. s., vol. 2 (1944). p. 212, ill. (b/w).

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. 85, pp. 107-108, ill. pl. 85 (b/w).



Related Objects

Qur'an Manuscript

Date: dated A.H. 1268/A.D. 1851–52 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding Accession: 1980.603 On view in:Gallery 459

"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist: Painting by Chitarman (active ca. 1627–70) Date: recto: 1627–28; verso: ca. 1530–50 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 55.121.10.24 On view in:Gallery 463

"The Angel Gabriel meets 'Amr ibn Zaid (the Shepherd)", Folio from a Siyer-i Nebi (the Life of the Prophet)

Date: ca. 1595 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 1994.141 On view in:Gallery 460

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)

Date: ca. 1555–60 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 38.149.2 On view in:Gallery 460

The House of Bijapur

Artist: Painting by Kamal Muhammad (active 1680s) Date: ca. 1680 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Accession: 1982.213 On view in:Gallery 463