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Title: "Farhad Carves a Milk Channel for Shirin", Folio 74 from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami of Ganja
Nizami (present-day Azerbaijan, Ganja 1141–1209 Ganja)
Sultan Muhammad Nur (Iranian, ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Mahmud Muzahib (Iranian, ca. 1500–1560)
Painting by Shaikh Zada (Iranian, active 1510–1550)
Date: 931 AH/1524–25 CE
Geography: Made in present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Painting: H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
W. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
Page: H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm)
W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)
W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number: 18.104.22.168
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