- Museum number
Shah ʿAbbas I receiving Khan ʿÁlam; single-page painting mounted on an album folio. Khan ʿÁlam, ambassador from Jahángír in 1617 AD, is kneeling in front of the shah, himself kneeling on a carpet. Each figure is flanked by four attendants. Musicians are seated in the middle ground, and soldiers with their horses are lined up in the background. Flat green ground. Album contains forty leaves of calligraphy and paintings.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Album has lacquered covers decorated with a central flower design and floral border. Concertina-style (accordian-style) binding. Reads right to left.
- Production date
Height: 29.80 centimetres (album)
Height: 29.50 centimetres (folio)
Height: 29.20 centimetres (image)
Width: 19.70 centimetres (album)
Width: 19.50 centimetres (folio)
Width: 17.40 centimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- See 1974,0617,0.15 .1-.40 for all folios in this album.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 11 Mar - 8 Jul, BM, G34, 'The Prince and the Pir: representations of dervishes and mysticism in Iran and India' 1974,0617,0.15.29 and 30 displayed
2013 - 2014 27 Sep - 12 Jan, Zurich, Museum Rietberg, 'The Fascination of Persia' 1974,0617,0.15.24 displayed
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
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OR 1373
Miscellaneous number: OR 56
Miscellaneous number: OR1373