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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.7 x 10.1 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.306.a
Gigantic fish and a crocodile lurk in the swirling waters of the Tigris.
In the foreground, the distraught young man stands at the edge of the rushing river. Desperate for money, he has sold his lover, a slave girl, but finds himself destitute again. A group of onlookers watch the distressed man from the courtyard in front of the mosque. They will jump into the water to save him before he can drown.
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