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  • Place of origin:

    Isfahan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1630 - ca. 1635 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the V&A, 1964

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, on album page, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, girl holding a wine vessel and a pear. She wears long blue, gold-embroidered robes, and a yellow headscarf.

Place of Origin

Isfahan (made)


ca. 1630 - ca. 1635 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'raqm-i kamina reza-i 'Abbasi'
'drawing of the abject Reza-i Abbasi'

Object history note

This album of 104 folios known as the Clive Album was formerly the property of the Earl of Powis, Powis Castle. (RP 1959/1747)

Descriptive line

Painting, Large Clive Album, girl holding wine vessel and pear, by Riza 'Abbasi, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Isfahan, ca. 1630-1635


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold



Subjects depicted

Pear; Woman; Vessel


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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