- Museum number
Album leaf. Youth conversing with sage in garden. From the Khamseh of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. On paper.
- Production date
- 1610 (circa)
Height: 15.70 centimetres (image)
Height: 41.90 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 10.70 centimetres (image)
Width: 26.40 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
According to John Seyller, this and 1920,0917,0.259 come from a Khamseh of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. The ms. is dated 1610-11.
Like 'The Raven Addressing the Assembled Animals' the corners of this page have been overpainted. Most likely it comes from a Khamseh of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi produced for Akbar's minister, 'Abd al-Rahim Khankhanan. The highly polished surface and finely rendered figures and landscapes are often found in the deluxe manuscripts produced for Akbar and his court.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From an album (Or 1372) acquired by the British Museum in 1875 from Sir Charles Murray (1806-1895). Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB) in 1920.
- Middle East
- Registration number