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Image of Bahram Gur and the Greek princess in the yellow pavilion

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Bahram Gur and the Greek princess in the yellow pavilion


Creation date: ca. 1550-1560
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Manuscript Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number: 2006.217
State/Province: Fars Province
Dimensions: 8 1/16 in. x 5 3/4 in. (20.48 cm x 14.61 cm)

Provenance

Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France ( - December 1962)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California (December 1962 - November 2, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 2, 2006 - )

Label Copy

June 2007
Lyric Visions
Bahram Gur, king of Persia, sits at the left with one of his seven brides, the daughter of the Byzantine emperor, who offers him food and wine on a Sunday. In this setting the princess will tell Bahram Gur the story of Solomon and Sheba, which is concerned with honesty and the avoidance of guile in amorous or marital relationships.
Last Updated: 11/30/2011

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Lyric Visions from Nizami's "Quintet" , 6/14/2007 - 11/4/2007

Into India: South Asian Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art , 2/28/2012 - 5/27/2012

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Dr. Sonya Quintanilla and Patrick Coleman. Visiones de la India Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid, 2012
Page Number: 112, , Figure Number: cat. 46, p. 113

Dr. Sonya Quintanilla and Patrick Coleman. Visiones de la India (Mexico) Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. Mexico , 2013
Page Number: 153, Figure Number: cat. 46, p. 161

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