Woman with hennaed hands in Safavid costume, from an album of 47 paintings ascribed to Mirza Baba
Four new images of paintings were uploaded this month, plus three cropped versions of previously-uploaded images. The four paintings, and the album they are part of, are described with new Wikidata items. The four images were requested by User:LouisAragon; together we have created and populated a Commons category for Shaykh Sanan and the Christian maiden. This is a scene from the Sufi poem The Conference of the Birds; the Commons category includes art depicting this scene from collections including the MET, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Arts Museum of Iran.
My residency is increasingly taking on the inter-cultural understanding mission of the Khalili Foundation, in addition to the mission of documenting the Khalili Collections. I have spent some time this month improving Wikipedia project pages about art outside the Western canon with a view to launching a Task Force to improve this topic on English Wikipedia.
I have continued to add detail to the Wikidata representation of the Collections. There are now more than 10,000 statements about Khalili Collections objects, including properties of paintings within manuscripts and albums. Sum of all Paintings, the effort to document all notable paintings in Wikidata, now lists the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art with 95 paintings.
Khalili Collections images are now visible in 1145 categories on Wikimedia Commons: 62 more than last month. The new categories include Suzuri bako, Shōwa Emperor, Cane handles, and Carved panellings among others. "Uncategorised" images (those with only one category) have decreased from 133 to 99.
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