Nizami's "Khamsa": Alexander's campaign in Africa

Persian (Isfalan)
17th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

H. .235 W. .137

Accession Number

44.676

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Alexander in a landscape putting two dark-skinned figures to flight, painting with margins of gold arabesque on buff paper.

Inscription

Signed Riza Abbasi, 1011 (A.D. 1602)

Provenance

By 1944, William W. Drummey, Boston, MA; 1944, gift of William W. Drummey to the MFA. (Accession date: September 14,1944)

Credit Line

Gift of Major W. Drummey in memory of Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Azimi