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Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 22 x 14.8 cm (8 11/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
1438 (841 A.H.)
Period:
Timurid period
Former owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl (1880 - 1936)
Fredrik Robert Martin (1868 - 1933)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
From at least 1912
Fredrik Robert Martin (1868-1933). [1]
From at least 1923
Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl (1880-1936). [2]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [4]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [5]
Notes:
[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 399.
[2] The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of R. M. Riefstahl by at least April 1923. See citation in note 1.
[3] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), pp. 198-202, no. 235.
[4] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[5] See note 4.
Topic:
Timurid period (1378 - 1506)  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Divan  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.34