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Image of The royal hunt

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The royal hunt

Creation date: early 17th century
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Manuscript Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Binney 3rd
Accession Number: 1972.234
State/Province: Isfahan Province
Dimensions: 8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (20.32 cm x 13.02 cm)


H. A. N. Medd, ( - December 11, 1961)

Sotheby's, London, England (December 11, 1961 - December 11, 1961)

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (December 11, 1961 - December 29, 1972)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 29, 1972 - )

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November 2005
Tastes of Asia Rotation
Hunting was a key pastime for nobles and kings of Iran at least as early as the eighth century BCE. In this double-page painting a frenzied group of nobles display their skill in the hunt as they dispatch a variety of prey while galloping on steeds and wielding a range of weapons. The scene, at times perilous for the hunter as well as the hunted, is set within a lyrical Persian landscape with typical golden skies, pastel grounds, and flowing streams.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Persian and Indian Miniatures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd The Portland Art Association , 9/28/1962 - 11/29/1962


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Dr. Edwin Binney, 3rd. Persian and Indian Miniatures, Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon, 1962
Page Number: 20, no. 38

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