"Women Bathing by Moonlight", Folio from the Davis Album

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The scene of bathing women being observed by a man at a window is probably inspired by the romance of Khusrau and Shirin. In this famous story written by the poet Nizami, Khusrau is transfixed by Shirin’s beauty when he sees her bathing in a pool with her companions.

"Women Bathing by Moonlight", Folio from the Davis Album, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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