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Page of calligraphy

Calligrapher:
Masih-allah al-Husayni (active early 17th century)  Search this
Medium:
Folio; black ink, gold, and colors on brown paper with gray marbling
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 20.7 x 12 cm (8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1617 (1026 A.H.)
Topic:
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number:
S1997.107
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d. 1209); recto: A prince hunting, left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; verso: text

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.7 x 19.4 cm (11 11/16 x 7 5/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca.1600
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
hunting  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
frontispiece  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.191.2
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Pen case with European women and portrait medallions

Artist:
Najaf Ali  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41 × 4.1 × 23.2 cm (16 1/8 × 1 5/8 × 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Container
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1852 (1269 A.H.)
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
calligraphy  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.42a-b
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Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, transfered from National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. FSA.A.04. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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A Dervish dance

Artist:
Mirza Muhammad al-Hasani  Search this
Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 17.2 × 9.9 cm (6 3/4 × 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1613
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
dance  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
dervish  Search this
percussion instrument  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.157
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Man Filling a Wine Cup

Medium:
Ink, color wash, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (drawing): 11.3 × 8 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
mid-17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
wine  Search this
scholar  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.2
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A woman carrying a large jar

Artist:
Muhammad Muhsin  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color wash on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 21.1 x 10.1 cm (8 5/16 x 4 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1649
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1912.99
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edanmdm:fsg_F1912.99

Youth kneeling and holding out a wine-cup

Medium:
Ink and color wash on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 x 9.2 cm (5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1928.10
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Anthology

Calligrapher:
Shah Mahmud Nishapuri  Search this
Salim al-Katib  Search this
Imad al-Hasani  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 26.1 x 16.3 cm (10 1/4 x 6 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
probably Tabriz and Qazvin or Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1523-24 (930 A.H.) and ca. 1600
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
anthology  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.35a-b
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Album page: a group of dervishes

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (drawing): 15.9 × 9.6 cm (6 1/4 × 3 3/4 in)
Type:
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
drinking  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1940.18
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Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (Free Man's Guide to the Subtleties of Poetry) by Badr al-Din Jajarmi (d. 1287); The Zodiac constellation of Pisces, the moon, and two registers of birds; reverse: text: verses of poem

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (paper): 19.5 x 13.4 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1341 (741 A.H.)
Period:
Mongol period
Topic:
bird  Search this
fish  Search this
moon  Search this
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Pisces  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
zodiac  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1946.14
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Old man riding a zebu

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.2 x 9.9 cm (4 13/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
first half of 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.13
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Left (b): standing Mughal; right (a): seated figure

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 10 x 13.6 cm (3 15/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
left: dated 12th Shawwal, 1050 (Jan. 1641); right: 1610s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.14a-b
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Old man with child

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.5 x 5.8 cm (4 1/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1620-1630
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
child  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.15
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Old man with cane

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on cream-colored paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.5 x 5.6 cm (5 5/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1610s-1620s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.16
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Left (a):old man with spectacles; right (b): portrait of painter Shafi' al-'Abbasi

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (.17a): 10.8 x 8.3 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in)
H x W (.17b): 10.4 x 6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1630s-1640s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
flower  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.17a-b
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Dervish blowing horn

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.3 x 7.7 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1600-1650
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
dervish  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.18
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Youth Reading

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.2 x 9.3 cm (4 x 3 11/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1600
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.19
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edanmdm:fsg_F1953.19

Falconer in the woods

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.3 x 12.2 cm (7 5/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1630s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
falcon  Search this
horse  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
falconry  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye312d2890c-db6d-4791-8d6f-6d57ccc57644
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1953.20

Youth with flower

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (drawing): 15.1 × 8.6 cm (5 15/16 × 3 3/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1630s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
turban  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b5066233-c1ab-4b0e-be0d-cc638504e459
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1953.22

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