1 May 2001
PORTRAIT OF A SHEIKH
Safavid Iran, late 16th Century
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the bearded figure wearing a turban and carrying a book and tasbih mounted on an album leaf, some repainting, framed and glazed
Folio 13¼ x 8in. (33.5 x 20.5cm.); miniature 6¼ x 2½in. (15.9 x 6.3cm.)
The album of the Emir of Bokhara
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