- Museum number
- Series: Album of Persian Costumes and Animals with Some Drawings by Kaempfer
Double portrait of a Zoroastrian woman and a Turkish woman; single-page painting on an album folio. Turkish woman, right, holds a small bowl in one hand, while gently clasping a cloth in the other. She wears a small feathered cap, with a sash wrapped underneath, with a jacket, skirt, pants, and sash tied around her waist. Opposite stands the Zoroastrian woman dressed in long jacket, covering her skirt and pants, with a printed shawl wrapped around her hair, shoulders, and extending down her back. She wears a large nose-ring and fitted cap. Inscribed. Album contains 44 paintings and drawings, mostly of Persian costumes and animals with some drawings by Kaempfer.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Album is bound in brown leather with gold gilt decoration. Inside covers have marbled paper.
- Production date
- 1684-1685 (AH 1096)
Height: 22.40 centimetres (Manuscript)
Height: 21.40 centimetres (sheet)
Thickness: 2.90 centimetres (Manuscript)
Width: 32 centimetres (Manuscript)
Width: 29.90 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- See 1974,0617.0.1 .1-.45 for all folios included in this album.
See 1974,0617,0.1.1-2 for spine and front matter inscriptions.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 - 2014 27 Sep - 12 Jan, Zurich, Museum Rietberg, 'The Fascination of Persia' 1974,0617,0.1.12 and 1974,0617,0.1.13 displayed
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: CXV.A (on fly leaf in pencil; Montagu House press-mark?)
Miscellaneous number: Min.142 (98) (on fly leaf; old Sloane Library Numbers)
Miscellaneous number: PLUT.CXIII.B (on spine of album; old BM library shelf-mark; ie. PLUT = Plutarch)
Miscellaneous number: SL.2925 (obsolete BM Library number replaced by 5027.b)
Miscellaneous number: SL.5027.b (on spine of album and fly leaf)
Miscellaneous number: XXXIX.A (on fly leaf)