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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Omar's Emblem

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 in. (47.4 x 35.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.6 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death

Animal - bird

Figure - fragment - skull

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - flower - rose

Object - written matter - title page

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper