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In conjunction with the exhibition Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf (on view October 9, 2012, through February 24, 2013), Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf discuss their collecting practices and connection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the first few pieces that grew into a large collection of traditional Turkmen jewelry, the couple's appreciation for the jewelry has followed them for decades and allowed them to develop unique insights into the practice of collecting.
The exhibition is made possible by the Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
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"Akbar With Lion and Calf", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
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The subject of this painting, Rup Singh, son of Ram Chand (not Rai Chanda, as per Jahangir's inscription), was one of the officials at the court of Shah Jahan. The portrait is surrounded by verse fragments from a Persian masnavi, which belongs to Amir Khusrau's Khamsa (Quintet).
Signature: 220.127.116.11 recto:
In Persian, in last two lines of calligraphy: Jotted down by the slave, Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi, may his sins be forgiven, in the royal capital of Herat.Marking: 18.104.22.168 verso:
Margin number '3' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, 1929–55; gift and sale to MMA]
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