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(Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini
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Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (d. 1283)
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W (recto dog): 5.5 × 9.1 cm (2 3/16 × 3 9/16 in)
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
early 15th century
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945). 
Mme. Maria Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Paul Kempner, New York on behalf of Mme. Maria Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. 
 Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 2. “The manuscript was originally acquired by Prof. Friedrich Sarre in Algiers”.
 Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 2. See also invoice dated July 22, 1954 and correspondences between Dr. Paul Kempner and the Freer Gallery, dated July 21, 1954; copies in object file.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Wonders of Creation, Oddities of Existence: An Exhibition in Celebration of Halley's Comet (February 28, 1986 to October 27, 1986)
Collection of Friedrich and Maria Sarre (1932)
Previous custodian or owner:
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945)
Mme. Maria Sarre (1875-1971)
Wonders of Creation
Arts of the Islamic World
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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