Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script, recto: text, The tenth article, four columns, twenty-four lines; verso: illustration and text, Jesus and the dead dog; one of a group of two folios.
Border: recto: the text is set in gold, blue and red rulings on cream-colored paper; verso: the painting is set in gold, black and blue rulings on a paper with colored, floral motifs.
Stamps: 103 (ink)
Unidentified sale, 1930, no. 103. 
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 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. 404.
 See note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.