Item No: mcnt49009
Title: Lady lounging in a garden with a fountain
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Notes from Amanda Phillips:
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
The image depicts an elegantlady lounging in a garden with a fountain,served by anotherlady and entertained by female musicians. It is the verso of Lewis O T8 depicting the Mevlevi dervishes. Both paintings are part of a series assembled in the 18th century, most likely in Ottoman Istanbul.The series must have at some point included atleast 35 images but only seven are now known: three at the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art, two at in the collection of Her Highness Aga Khan in Geneva, two at the Philadelphia Free Library.
Lewis Tu 9