Woman in a green coat

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1590s
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 14 × 5.7 cm (5 1/2 × 2 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Album leaf with painting

Iran, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman

To 1935
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962


Paintings gathered in albums were often matched with poems in order to create a series of visual and verbal images. The poetry that accompanies this work, which is a lengthy declaration of love, complements it perfectly. The poem's description of a beautiful woman with a face as lovely as the moon and movements as soft as a cloud is reflected in the figure's smooth round face and elegant gait.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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