folio 18, recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Folio 18 from an Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran: Two draings: The meeting of Shams-i Tabrizi and Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (top), Shaykh San`an and the Christian Maiden (bottom) (recto); Zulaykha's maids cut themselves, overcome by Yusuf's beauty (verso)
Work Type
album folio
Qajar period
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and graphite on off-white wove paper; pricked, edges and verso rubbed with red chalk (recto); Red and brown inks and graphite on off-white modern laid paper; pricked and rubbed with red chalk (verso)
Folio: 32.5 x 22 cm
Recto: sheet at top: 10.2 x 13.5 cm; sheet at bottom: 9.9 x 12.5 cm
Verso: sheet: 11 x 15.7 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Verso: watermark: eagle in shield (partial)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

David Roxburgh, ed., An Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), pp. 18, 23, 45, 63-64, 85, 93, 96, ill.; p. 111; folios 18a-b

David Roxburgh and Mary McWilliams, ed., Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), pp. 136-137, cat. 16

Exhibition History

Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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