La Miniature En Orient Plate 77 Shaykh Muhammad The Poem

La Miniature En Orient
Plate 77 Shaykh Muhammad The Poem 

Shaykh Muhammad The Poem
Plate 72. Persia, circa 1600, Koechlin Collection, Paris.

La Miniature En Orient by Ernst Kuhnel 1925

Translator's Note:

This is a familiar style for Shaykh Muhammad. Of course the pose, the sash, the headgear, the pen and knife, are very close to the Freer "Prince with a Parakeet". However this piece has the same treatment to the eyes as Atil describes in the Freer drawing. Please note the heavy eyelids with the outline of the eye extending past the outline of the face. The copy I am working from is not good enough to say for sure but there is what appears to be a signature below the figure under the pen and knife in the same spot as the signature in the Freer drawing. I must wonder if this is the Louvre piece that Atil discusses in "The Brush of the Master".

Please note the heavy eyelids with the outline of the eye extending past the outline of the face.
Attribution: Attributed to Shaykh Muhammad, Khorasan, third quarter sixteenth century.