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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Soul of the Cup

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (32.0 x 24.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.22 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - life

Figure male - bust

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Recreation - leisure - eating and drinking

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper