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King Dara and the herdsman: PD.202-1948

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Current Location: In storage


King Dara and the herdsman


Miniaturist: Unknown



Miniature from a MS. of Bustan of Sadi derived from a miniature by Bizad.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 163 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


This and PD.158-1948 belong to MS.262-1949, also Manuk-Coles bequest, the present one having been f.18. This MS. is a selection from the Bustan of Sa'di, dated mid-16th C.; P.C. Manuk thought the two miniatures to be most probably by Bizad.

School or Style

Bukhara School

Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.202-1948
Primary reference Number: 33894
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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