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Folio from an unidentified text; A ruler in a garden pavilion surrounded by courtiers and attendants
circa 1580

Safavid period

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 47.8 W: 33.2 cm
Shiraz, Iran


The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.