- Museum number
- Series: The Habits of the Grand Signor's Court
A Moorish woman; single-page painting mounted on album folio. Habeş, a black woman wearing a mauve kaftan with dark green lining, tall white hat with a veil and yellow shoes. Inscribed. Album contains 124 paintings of Turkish sultans and court officials.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Album bound in green leather with pages of Persian paper, according to inscription. Page edges gilded with gold.
- Production date
- 1620 (circa)
Height: 21.30 centimetres (manuscript)
Height: 20.70 centimetres (page)
Thickness: 3.80 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 16.30 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 13.70 centimetres (page)
- Curator's comments
Probably an Abyssinian woman, although the English caption suggests Moorish.
See 1928,0323,0.46 .1-.122 for all folios included in this album.
For spine and front matter inscriptions, see 1928,0323,0.46.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the British Library.
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SL.5258