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Folio from an unidentified text; A winter scene of a Sufi and courtier conversing at a shrine
mid-16th century

Safavid period

Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
H: 32.8 W: 22.6 cm
Qazvin or Tabriz, Iran


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.