Example 63: Illumination

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • manuscripts • Islamic art
*Work Type [link]: • illumination
*Title: Two Lovers
*Creator Display: Riza (Persian, ca. 1565-1635)
*Role [link]: illuminator [link]: Riza
*Creation Date: 1039 anno Hegirae (1630 CE) [controlled]: Earliest: 1630 • Latest: 1630
*Subject [links]: • human figures • lovers • embracing
*Current Location [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States) • ID: 50.164
*Measurements: 18.1 x 11.9 cm (7 1/8 x 4 11/16 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 18.1 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 11.8 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: tempera, gilt paint on paper
Material [links]: • tempera • paper • gilt paint Technique [links]: • painting
Inscriptions: signed: Riza-yi `Abbasi; dated: A.H. 1039
Description: The artist was working at the court of Shah ‘Abbas the Great (reigned 1588-1629); this work shows his renowned inventive palette and calligraphic line. The lovers are drawn as inextricably bound together, merged volumes confined within one outline.
Description Source [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art online. www.metmuseum.org ; Page: accessed 13 December 2006

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