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

Kneeling Youth

Object Name:
Illustrated single work
Date:
late 16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, Qazvin
Medium:
Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
6.37 in. high 3.50 in. wide (16.5 cm high 8.9 cm wide)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers and Fletcher Funds, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.92
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462
This drawing of a kneeling youth wearing a fur-lined gold cap is based on a work attributed to Shaikh Muhammad, an artist who was active from the 1530s to the end of the 1580s. The gold decoration on the figure’s robe, the chain of amulets and a purse across his chest, and the landscape elements do not appear in the original. Despite the long tresses, dangling earring, and narrow waist of this figure, his cap and pose indicate that he is a young man.
[ Adrienne Minassian, New York, until 1973; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 22, 1983–August 14, 1983.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Persian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 13, 1989–December 31, 1989, no. 23.

Robinson, Basil William. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Persian Paintings in the Bodleain Library. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958. pp. 137-152.

Swietochowski, Marie, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina. Notable Acquisitions 1965–1975 (1975). p. 134, ill. (b/w).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, and Manuel Keene. Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983. p. 102, ill. fig. 10 (b/w).

Swietochowski, Marie, and Sussan Babaie. Persian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 23, pp. 56-57, ill. pl. 23 (b/w).



Related Objects

"The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus", Folio from a Falnama (Book of Omens)

Date: 1550s Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 35.64.3 On view in:Gallery 462

"Birth of Zal", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Artist: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Date: 1576–77 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 34.72 On view in:Gallery 462

Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi

Artist: `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Iranian, Rey 903–986 Shiraz) Date: late 15th century Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding Accession: 13.160.10 On view in:Gallery 453

Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi

Artist: Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi (active 1340s) Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 19.68.1 On view in:Gallery 453

"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Artist: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Date: 1330s Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 33.70 On view in:Gallery 455