Former Norma Jean Calderwood Curatorial Fellow Maliha Noorani replicates the painting "Young Dervish," a folio from an album by Riza ʿAbbasi in the Harvard Art Museums collections, to demonstrate her process for building a Persian miniature painting.

View the original artwork's record on our website at harvardartmuseums.org/art/149312.

Video: Joshua Youman

This video was made possible by The Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture Fund, which honors a longtime friend of the Harvard Art Museums who pursued graduate study in Islamic art at Harvard and who for many years taught Islamic and Asian art at Boston College and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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