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"The Tortoise", Folio from an `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) of Qazwini

Author:
Zakaria bin Muhammad bin Mahmud Abu Yahya Qazwini (ca. 1203–83)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
second half 16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, Khurasan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
45.174.17
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).



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