Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)

Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)

c. 1550-1600 (recto); c. 1450-1500 (verso)

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Verso image: 11.8 x 5.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.); Recto Image: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1947.496

Description

Single-page depictions of courtly figures became popular in Iran during the 1500s. The subject here conveys Safavid ideals of female beauty. Long dark hair falls in jeweled braids down to her ankles, while shorter tendrils frame her full, smooth face. She is shown in the three-quarter profile favored in Persian painting. The contrasting colors of the bright blue of her robe and the orange of her sash and tunic beneath are features of Safavid fashion.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Manuscript

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