"The Husband Beats his Wife's Lover", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna, Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

"The Husband Beats his Wife's Lover", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna

Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
12.5 in. high 8.87 in. wide (31.8 cm high 22.6 cm wide)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
The Alice and Nasli Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Alice Heeramaneck, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.373.19
Not on view
[ Art market, India, until 1969; sold to Heeramaneck]; Nasli M. Heeramaneck (Indian), New York (1969–d. 1971); Alice N. Heeramaneck, New York (until 1982; gifted to MMA)
Atil, Esin, and Ibn al-Muqaffa. Kalila wa Diman: fables from a fourteenth-century Arabic manuscript. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. Bodleian library Kalila wa Dimna dated 1354 (Pococke 400), a Mamluk ms., in its illustrative cycle and compositions the closest precursor to the Gujarat ms.