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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1920,0917,0.279.2

  • Description

    Old pilgrim; single-page drawing on a detached album folio. Depiction of an elderly shaykh leaning on a cane. Calligraphic treatment of the lines. No text.
    Ink and colours on paper.

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600 (late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 4.9 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 9.9 centimetres (image)
  • Curator's comments

    Old man with a staff
    Isfahan, late 16th century

    Largely following the example of Riza, artists in the late 16th century chose increasingly to portray shaykhs or other elders in the wilderness. Many of these portraits are small drawings with colour washes, made for inclusion in albums, or muraqqa's. (previous label text)

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  • Bibliography

    • Canby 1999 p. 106, fig. 94 bibliographic details
    • Canby 2009 p.198, fig. 92 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2014-2015 19 Sep-19 Jan, Antwerp, Museum aan der Stroom, Sacred Books Sacred Places

    2011 26 Jan - 15 Apr, London, BM, 'Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam'

    2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1920,0917,0.279.2

Painting. General subject - portrait. An elderly sheix leaning on a cane. Painted in gouache, ink on paper. According to reg' sage.

Painting. General subject - portrait. An elderly sheix leaning on a cane. Painted in gouache, ink on paper. According to reg' sage.

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