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Khusraw Spies Shirin Bathing, c. 1700

India: Mughal Style, 1675-1725
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
image: 4-3/4 x 2-5/8 in. (12.1 x 6.7 cm); sheet: 11-7/8 x 7-3/8 in. (30.2 x 18.7 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Suneet and Alka Kapoor
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

This episode appears early in the story, before the two lovers have met in person; in fact, they have only seen portraits of one another. While riding on his horse, Khusraw admires a young beauty bathing but does not know it is Shirin.

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