"The Tortoise", Folio from an `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) of Qazwini
Zakaria bin Muhammad bin Mahmud Abu Yahya Qazwini (ca. 1203–83)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
second half 16th century
Attributed to Iran, Khurasan
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Page:H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
W. 5 1/2 in. (14.6 x 14 cm)
Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)
W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Frame: H. 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm)
W. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Not on view
George D. Pratt, New York (by 1933–d. 1935); Vera Amherst Hale Pratt, New York (life interest 1935–45)
Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Earth, Sea, Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 6, 2012–January 4, 2013, no. 116.
Beijing. National Museum of China, Mr. Lu Zhangshen. "Earth, Sea, Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 8, 2013–May 9, 2013, no. 116.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2012. no. 116, pp. 185, 256-7, ill. (color, b/w).