A central figure is seated on layers of geometric and vegetal carpets, wearing a short-sleeved robe composed of many male figures and animals that are constrained to the frame of the garment. A garment like a coronet draped with a white cloth is worn upon the head. The figure is holding in the right hand a small vessel with a bird perched upon the rim. Laid upon a small carpet at the feet of the figure is a bowl of fruit, two small vessels, and a tall, handled ewer with elongated spout. In the background (possibly viewed through a window?) is a large green mound framed by two trees in bloom, with clouds rendered to appear fast-moving.


  • Title: Miniature: Seated Figure
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Ely Jacques Kahn
  • Medium: Pen and black ink with watercolor and gold on paper, mounted
  • Dimensions: 31.6 x 20.6 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

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