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Iskandar Hunting Deer
Iskandar Hunting Deer, 16th century
Iranian or Persian
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
8 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches (21.3 x 14 cm) Mount: 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (33.7 x 21.6 cm)
The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967
1967-30-302
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The Arts of War and Peace: Persian Miniatures from the Collection
November 29, 2005 - December 17, 2006

The Arts of War and Peace: Persian Miniatures from the Collection features a selection of illuminated manuscript pages by Persian artists dating from the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries. One of the scenes illustrates a famous battle between Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammed, and the standard-bearer of Talha. The complementary art of peace for the Persian nobility was hunting, featuring elaborate encampments and tree pavilions in the mountains. Both arts feature the beautiful Arabian horses of which the Persian elite was justly proud.

Curators

Dr. Felice Fischer • The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art
Maxine Lewis • Curatorial Associate, East Asian Art

Location

Gallery 228, second floor

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