A Monkey Riding A Lion

Artist: Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1635-1690)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1672
Ink and color on paper
H x W (drawing): 13.7 × 6.9 cm (5 3/8 × 2 11/16 in)
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Iran, lion, monkey, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), shield

To 1966
C. Dikran Kelekian, New York to 1966 [1]

From 1966
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. Dikran Kelekian in 1966 [2]


[1] See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

C. Dikran Kelekian 1900-1982

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 26, p. 63.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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