A Seated Nobleman

Calligrapher: Muhammad Zahad Samarqandi (calligraphy on back)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1660s
Oil on woven fabric support mounted with decorated paper surrounds backed with 18th century Indian album page paper and a smaller piece of calligraphy on the back
H x W (overall): 37.1 x 28 cm (14 5/8 x 11 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment in memory of Cynthia Ratcliff Helms
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf with painting

Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)

To 1999
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, acquired in India, to 1999 [1]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1999


[1] According to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts, Ltd.

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