- Museum number
A young dervish. Single page painting mounted on album folio. Portrait of a young dervish wearing blue robe with sash and hat with sparse plants in ground. Gilded borders.
Opaque watercolour on paper.
- Production date
Height: 14.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 17.10 centimetres (page)
Width: 6 centimetres
Width: 9.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Young men who joined dervish communities served as spiritual apprentices to the older dervishes in the lodge. Often these figures are portrated with burn marks on their arms which symbolise the power of love for God to overcome physical pain or weakness.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number