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Woman in a green coat

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 14 × 5.7 cm (5 1/2 × 2 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1590s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
poetry  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.25
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Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); Zulaykha and her maids in a landscape

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Khurasan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Zulaykha  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.152
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Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); recto: Zulaykha's maids entertain Yusuf in the garden; verso: text

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 28.2 x 18.6 cm (11 1/8 x 7 5/16 in)
H x W (image): 19.2 x 11.3 cm (7 9/16 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Khurasan, Iran
Date:
circa 1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
garden  Search this
Yusuf  Search this
Zulaykha  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.163
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Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by 'Assar (d. circa 1377-90); Mihr and Mushtari have blood taken from their arms

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.4 x 17.4 cm (12 3/4 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Qazvin?, Iran
Date:
circa 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
sun  Search this
Iran  Search this
Jupiter  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
interior  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.164
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Folio from a Makhzan al-asrar (Treasury of secrets) by Nizami (d. 1209); recto: Nushirwan listens to the owls; verso: The third article on incidents of the world and day and night reversal

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.6 x 17.9 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
owl  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
king  Search this
Nushirvan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.165
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School scene

Artist:
signed by Sayyid Ali  Search this
Patron:
Shah Tahmasp (1524 - 1576)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.2 x 23.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
ca.1540
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
writing  Search this
reading  Search this
mosque  Search this
cooking  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
school  Search this
student  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
teacher  Search this
muezzin  Search this
punishment  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:
S1986.221
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Iskandar encounters the Angel Israfel; verso: text: Iskandar crosses the Land of Darkness, removes the ruby; Iskandar constructs a wall to defeat Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog)

Calligrapher:
Muhammad al-Qiwam al-Katib al-Shirazi (ca. 1537-1585)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 45.2 x 30.2 cm (17 13/16 x 11 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Probably Turkey
Date:
1562-1583
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
angel  Search this
Alexander  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iran  Search this
Elias  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Khizr  Search this
Israfel  Search this
Water of Life  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:
S1986.256
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio from an unidentified text; verso: Prophet Muhammad preaches after the Battle of the Ditch; recto: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.2 x 17.1 cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
circa 1590
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Muhammad  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
preaching  Search this
Caliph Ali  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
prophet  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
mimbar  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:
S1986.282
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Iskandar in the enchanted garden; verso: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.3 x 17.3 cm (11 9/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Astarabad, Iran
Date:
circa 1560
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
peacock  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
garden  Search this
Alexander  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.284
Restrictions & Rights:
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Youth and old man

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Calligrapher:
Mir Ali al-Katib (ca. 1360 - 1420)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 46.1 x 30.5 cm (18 1/8 x 12 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1590s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
elder  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.292
Restrictions & Rights:
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Two youths

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 17.6 x 10.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 1/16 in)
H x W (overall): 40.1 x 27.1 cm (15 13/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
sleeping  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.294
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Woman with a spray of flowers

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 14.9 x 7.2 cm (5 7/8 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1595
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.297
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Youth seated in the fork of a blossoming tree

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.9 x 26.3 cm (15 11/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
probably Qazvin, Iran
Date:
ca. 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
tree  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.299
Restrictions & Rights:
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Reclining prince

Artist:
Attributed to Aqa Mirak  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 33.6 x 21.2 cm (13 1/4 x 8 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
ca. 1530
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
book  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.300
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A prince and princess embrace

Artist:
signed by Abdullah  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper.
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 16 x 9.2 cm (6 5/16 x 3 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Date:
ca. 1550
Period:
Uzbek period
Topic:
Uzbek period (1500 - 1598)  Search this
Uzbekistan  Search this
prince  Search this
princess  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.301
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Composite album folio, calligraphy, standing youth, lady with a cup

Artist:
ascribed to Muhammad Sadiqi (Islamic, died 1610)  Search this
ascribed to Ustad Muhammad Qasim  Search this
Calligrapher:
Sultan Ali al-Mashhadi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.7 x 27.6 cm (15 5/8 x 10 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Probably Qazwin, Iran
Date:
ca. 1590
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
man  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.305
Restrictions & Rights:
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Seated youth in green robe

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 34.6 x 21.9 cm (13 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1600-1610
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
wine  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  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:
S1986.306
Restrictions & Rights:
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Youth holding his turban

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.9 x 24.4 cm (14 15/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
circa 1630-1640
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
tree  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
turban  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:
S1986.319
Restrictions & Rights:
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The Parrot Addresses Khojasta from the Tutinama

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting recto): 9.6 × 10.1 cm (3 3/4 × 4 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
ca. 1565-1570
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605)  Search this
parrot  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1991.8
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Standing youth with staff

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.2 x 9.3 cm (6 3/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1530-1540
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1928.9
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