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Sa'di's visit to the idol of Somnath: PD.158-1948

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Current Location: In storage


Sa'di's visit to the idol of Somnath
Young prince enthroned in a pavilion, with two aged attendants; in the foreground five men lamenting and two others leading a third


Miniaturist: Unknown



Page from a poetical manuscript.

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1946 by P.C. Manuk and Miss G.M. Coles, through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 171 mm
Width: 101 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1948) by Manuk, P. C. and Coles, G. M., Miss


Production date: circa AD 1540

School or Style

Bukhara School

Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Bodycolour including white with pen and ink and gold on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.158-1948
Primary reference Number: 33867
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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