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(Iranian, active 1470–1506)
Afghanistan or Iran, Timurid period
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Image: 24.4 x 14.1 cm (9 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 17.2 cm (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1944.490.a
Intoxicated, a man in blue at the lower right has fallen.
The painting is the left side of a double composition; at the upper left are musicians who provide ambient entertainment. A cook prepares meat over a brazier, while a servant brings kebab on a shallow bowl. The unfinished state of this painting reveals the artist's process of creating underdrawings that are filled with color. The verso has an example of calligraphy.
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