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Lovers. Single-page painting mounted on a detached album folio.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- 1560-1570 (from curator's comment)
- 1565 (circa)
- Made in: Bukhara
- Height: 12.7 centimetres (image)
- Width: 9 centimetres (image)
- Height: 22 centimetres (page)
- Width: 15.2 centimetres (page)
Painting such as this often accompanied poetry but did not actually illustrate specific narrative passages. By the mid 16th century the profile of the figures in Bukhara painting had become more bulky than in the second quarter of the century, when the school of Bukhara originated.
On display: G34
2016 21 May-21 November, London, BM, 'Courting to contract: love and marriage in Iran'
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Object reference number: RFM741
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