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Folio page with a painting showing a young prince riding a bay horse, accompanied by four hunting attendants. He is greeted by a sage, approaching from the left. Rocks, trees, and a distant palace fill the background. A winding column of black text wraps around three sides of the painting.
AKM284.22, A Prince Meets a Sage

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A Prince Meets a Sage
Folio from the Manuscript of Kulliyat (Collected Works) of Sa`di (d. 1292)
  • Accession Number:AKM284.22
  • 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 sage addressing a young prince who is accompanied by his hunting entourage. It is marked as page 346 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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