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Folio with an illustration, surrounded on three sides by 24 lines of angled calligraphy. The illustration, with a two-line caption above it, depicts a garden with four women standing in and near a gazebo. A man stands on the left side, and an old man is in the bottom corner.
AKM284.21, A Prince and his Beloved

© The Aga Khan Museum

Lines of calligraphy.
AKM284.21, A Prince and his Beloved

© The Aga Khan Museum

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A Prince and his Beloved
Folio from the manuscript of Kulliyat (Collected Works) of Sa‘di (d. 1292)
  • Accession Number:AKM284.21
  • Place:India, Agra
  • Dimensions:41.8 x 26.2 cm
  • Date:ca. 1604
  • Materials and Technique:opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper
  • Found in the final section of the manuscript, this painting represents a prince standing before a garden pavilion, where his beloved waits. It is marked as page 316 in the manuscript.


    See AKM284 for an introduction to the Kulliyat (Collected Works) of Sa'di, and other paintings from this manuscript.


    — Marika Sardar

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