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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Cup of Death

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 19 3/8 x 14 7/8 in. (49.1 x 37.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.25 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death

Dress - historic - classical dress

Figure group

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Religion - angel

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper