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Yousuf is appointed to take sheep to the fields for grazing: PD.176-1950

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Yousuf is appointed to take sheep to the fields for grazing

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Unknown

Categories

Description

One of sixty six miniatures illustrating a poem on the story of Yusuf and Zulaykha (Joseph and Potiphar's wife).

Notes

History note: Sir Dorabji J. Tata, by whom given to the University Library, 1931; transferred from Library, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 165 mm
Width: 116 mm

Relative size of this object

11.6 m16.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1950) by Cambridge University Library

Note

The story, taken from the Koran, was much elaborated by Persian poets, and has been very popular in India. Many such illuminated MSS. exist.

School or Style

Rajput

Materials used in production

Bodycolour
White bodycolour
Ink
Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour including white, pen and ink with gold, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.176-1950
Primary reference Number: 34342
Series number: 32
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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