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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Mighty Mahmud

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 17 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (44.9 x 33.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.33 Not currently on view


Allegory - quality - charity

Figure group - bust

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Religion - Islam


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor