Kamar Al- Zaman and the Jeweler's Wife, Pl. 1

Accession Number

Kamar Al- Zaman and the Jeweler's Wife, Pl. 1

Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

17 in x 13 in (43.2 cm x 33 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Stevens

Subject matter
The scene portrayed in this lithograph is the first scene from the tale "Kamar Al- Zaman and the Jeweler's Wife," one of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Chagall's illustrations of the Arabian Nights were his first in color lithography, of which he became a master. 

Physical Description
This is a series of ten individual and combined color layers for one lithograph. The scene is of a woman wearing short pants and headdress with a bearded man kneeling and looking up to her on the lower right. A small figure floats to the left above the woman's head. Small architectural details in the background.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Arabian (culture)
Arabian Nights
color lithographs
modern and contemporary art

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