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Solomon enthroned, judging beasts and men: 3439

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Solomon enthroned, judging beasts and men


Unknown (Miniaturist)


Miniature of a late date inserted in a manuscript of Kitab-i-Tayyibat (Book of fine Odes) of Sa'di (the Persian Poet). Above drawing and verso, black ink Arabic calligraphy.

Measurements and weight

Height: 109 mm
Width: 83 mm

Relative size of this object

8.3 m10.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank


Production date: circa AD/CE 1650

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Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Recto: Verso:

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3439
Primary reference Number: 33533
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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