Turkoman Prisoner

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Numerous paintings and drawings of a Turkman prisoner with his hand and head in a type of stock, known as a 'palahang', were produced from the early 16th to the early 17th century. Here the figure is armed only with a dagger, not the sword, bow, arrows and mace of the prisoners in earlier versions. The windswept clouds, light brown, grey and white washes and calligraphic line of this drawing owe a debt to Riza–yi 'Abbasi, who worked in this style in the first decade of the 17th century.

Turkoman Prisoner, Ink and transparent watercolor on paper

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