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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Theology

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.5 x 34.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.15 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - life

Allegory - quality - vanity

Figure - fragment - skull

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - book

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper