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Drinking party of dervishes / calligraphy; single-page tinted drawing on a detached album folio.
Side A (recto): Depiction of a recreation scene showing a gathering of dervishes in various states of drowsiness, prayer, contemplation, washing, preparing intoxicants, drinking and gesticulating, set against a rocky landscape. Trails of clouds have been painted across the sky.
Side B (verso): Calligraphy.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper.
- Production date
- 1640 (circa)
Height: 21 centimetres (calligraphy)
Height: 26.90 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 41.90 centimetres (page)
Width: 12.80 centimetres (calligraphy)
Width: 19.30 centimetres (drawing)
Width: 19.30 centimetres (page)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 11 Mar - 8 Jul, BM, G34, 'The Prince and the Pir: dervishes and mysticism in Iran and India'
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
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