"A Youth and a Noble Conversing by a Stream", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript    Object Name:      Illustrated manuscript, folio  Date:      late 16th century  Geography:      Iran  Medium:      Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper  Dimensions:      10.5 in. high 7.50 in. wide (26.7 cm high 19.1 cm wide)  Classification:      Codices  Credit Line:      Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975

"A Youth and a Noble Conversing by a Stream", Folio from a Dispersed ManuscriptDate: late century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: in. wide cm high cm wide) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Creator  •Attributed to Riza 'Abbasi (Persian, ca. 1565-1635) (Artist)  Period  11th century AH/AD 17th century Medium  ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard  (Manuscripts & Rare Books) Accession Number  W.689 Measurements  H: 8 1/16 x W: 3 15/16 in. (20.5 x 10 cm) Geographies  •Iran (Place of Origin)

badesaba: “Lady with a Fan” ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard - painting attributed to Riza-‘i ‘Abbasi (died 1044 AH/AD

Sogdian text Manichaean letter  The history of Persian manuscript painting can be traced back to Mani the Persian founder of Manichaeism who was a painter and manuscripts of his holly book Artang were illustrated and used calligraphic compositions. Some of these books in different languages have survived, and can give a glimpse of the earlier Artangs which were originally illustrated on parchments. Detail of a Turfan Manichaen Illuminated Scroll; Turfan Antiquarian Bureau (Turfan, China)

Eastern Iranian language spoken in the Central Asian region of Sogdiana, located in modern-day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (capital: Samarkand; other chief cities: Panjakent, Fergana, Khojand and Bukhara).

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