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The Morgan’s collection of Islamic manuscripts was, in the words of curator William Voelkle, “the offspring of a love affair” between Belle da Costa Greene and art critic Bernard Berenson.    This work depicting two lovers caught Belle’s eye when she and Berenson visited an exhibition in Munich in 1910. The following year, she negotiated the purchase of this and many other Islamic works for Pierpont Morgan’s collection.

The Morgan’s collection of Islamic manuscripts was, in the words of curator William Voelkle, “the offspring of a love affair” between Belle da Costa Greene and art critic Bernard Berenson. This work depicting two lovers caught Belle’s eye when she and Berenson visited an exhibition in Munich in 1910. The following year, she negotiated the purchase of this and many other Islamic works for Pierpont Morgan’s collection.

Artist: school of: Riza Abbasi, Iranian, ca. 1565–1635 A Prince Reclining against a Bolster ca. 1650 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Miniature: 15.7 x 10.5cm (6 3/16 x 4 1/8in.) Leaf: 34 x 21.5cm (13 3/8 x 8 7/16in.) Gift of Mary Burns Foss 1983.94.16 - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/prince-reclining-against-bolster#sthash.6xlkDH61.dpuf

Artist: school of: Riza Abbasi, Iranian, ca. 1565–1635 A Prince Reclining against a Bolster ca. 1650 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Miniature: 15.7 x 10.5cm (6 3/16 x 4 1/8in.) Leaf: 34 x 21.5cm (13 3/8 x 8 7/16in.) Gift of Mary Burns Foss 1983.94.16 - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/prince-reclining-against-bolster#sthash.6xlkDH61.dpuf

The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Mughal, c.1590 CE

The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Mughal, c.1590 CE

Classroom Scene.  The headmaster is about to strike a student, who catches his turban. Other students read, misbehave, write, or polish paper (left corner). ˓Abd al-˓Aziz Sulṭān (d.1549), for whom this manuscript is believed to have been commissioned, established a library that was supposedly without equal. | The Morgan Library & Museum

Classroom Scene

Classroom Scene. The headmaster is about to strike a student, who catches his turban. Other students read, misbehave, write, or polish paper (left corner). ˓Abd al-˓Aziz Sulṭān (d.1549), for whom this manuscript is believed to have been commissioned, established a library that was supposedly without equal. | The Morgan Library & Museum

Welch, Stuart Cary. Wonders of the Age, Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1676. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum, 1979, p. 179  Henna on the hands? Under dress in white with embroidery? and a shorter black under dress / top?  Link is crap as this came from the Persian clothiers facebook

Welch, Stuart Cary. Wonders of the Age, Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1676. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum, 1979, p. 179 Henna on the hands? Under dress in white with embroidery? and a shorter black under dress / top? Link is crap as this came from the Persian clothiers facebook

The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Mughal, 18th century CE

The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Mughal, 18th century CE

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600 378 x 241mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.; MS M.386.4. The Morgan Library & Museum

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600 378 x 241mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.; MS M.386.4. The Morgan Library & Museum

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