Courtesan in a Window
Washes of watercolor, gold, and ink on paper
sheet: 11 7/8 x 8 3/16 in. (30.2 x 20.8 cm)
image: 5 1/2 x 2 9/16 in. (14.0 x 6.5 cm) (show scale)
reverse: panel of calligraphy, signed by "'Abdi al-Nishapuri"
Verso, poem in Persian, in nastaliq script: If I could kiss you,/It would be all I would want from your person./You are my greatest passion and all else is vanity./The only thing I plead is to kiss you; in lower left corner, signature, in Persian, in nastaliq script: Written by Abd al-Nishaburi/May Lord pardon his sins. (Trans. M. Ekhtiar)
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Gift of Mrs. George Dupont Pratt
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Indian. Courtesan in a Window, 18th century. Washes of watercolor, gold, and ink on paper, sheet: 11 7/8 x 8 3/16 in. (30.2 x 20.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. George Dupont Pratt, 40.370 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.370_recto_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
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