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Dervish with begging bowl. Single leaf painting mounted on album folio. Profiled image of dervish blowing a horn and carrying a begging bowl (tradition of Naqshbandi mendicants of the 17th century). Dark red ground with gold vegetal decoration.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on coloured paper.
- Production date
- 1626 (circa)
Height: 14.30 centimetres (image)
Height: 23.50 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 8.50 centimetres (image)
Width: 15.20 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Although the Shiite Safavid rulers of Iran energetically suppressed the Naqshbandi order of dervishes because of their Sunni beliefs, Naqshbandi mendicants must have been in evidence in 17th century Iran. Not only is the hat of this dervish characteristic of the order, but horns and begging bowls of the type seen here can be found in the Naqshbandi shrine in Bukhara.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number