- Museum number
- Series: Album of Persian Costumes and Animals with Some Drawings by Kaempfer
Trainer watching a competition between two wrestlers; single-page painting on an album folio. To the left the wrestlers are entangled, bare chested, shaved heads, and shoeless, while the fully clothed trainer stands aside, holding a cloth in one arm. A purse hangs from the sash tied around his waist, while a large turban covers his head. 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)