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A ruler enthroned
Painting ca. 1590; illumination ca. 1880

Safavid period
Qajar period

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 35.8 W: 28.7 cm
Khurasan?, 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.