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Object Name:
Album leaf
17th century
Attributed to Turkey
Main support: Ink and watercolor on paper Border: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Image: H. 11 in. (27.9 cm) W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) Page: H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm) W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
Not on view
Mrs. Chauncey J. Blair, Chicago (until 1932; her sale, American Art Association,New York, January 15–16, 1932, lot 396, to Kelekian; [ Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, in 1932; sold to MMA]
Palm Beach, FL. The Society of the Four Arts. "Loan to the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fl," February 2, 1962–February 27, 1962, no catalogue.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Perfect Page: The Art of Embellishment in Islamic Book Design," May 17, 1991–August 18, 1991, no catalogue.

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