H x W (overall): 42 x 32.5 cm (16 9/16 x 12 13/16 in)
Herat, Historic Iran, present-day Afghanistan
1426 (829 A.H.)
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Majma' al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz Abru; text: Persian in black and red nasta'liq script; recto: text and illustration: The Birth of the prophet Muhammad, 18 lines; verso: text: 33 lines.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
Robert Lehman (1891-1969), to 1969 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lehman Collection, New York City, bequeathed by Robert Lehman, from 1969 
Sam Fogg, Ltd., London, to 2005
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Sam Fogg, Ltd. in 2005
 According to the seller, March 8, 2005 (see Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).