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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.527
People
Attributed to Siyavush, Persian
Title
A Dragon
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1590
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Isfahan
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217256
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
8.5 x 15 cm (3 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch, Jr., Warner, New Hampshire (by 1983-2008), by inheritance; to Edith I. Welch, Warner, New Hampshire (2008-2011), gift; to Harvard Art Museums 2011.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.527
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Although the surface of this drawing is abraded, it still preserves a virtuoso rendering of a dragon surrounded by foliage and banks of swirling clouds.

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