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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Khusraw and Shirin are feasting at night in a desert encampment; recto: text

Image for Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Khusraw and Shirin are feasting at night in a desert encampment; recto: text
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Tabbagh Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Provenance
To 1908
Tabbagh Frères, Paris, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tabbagh Frères, Paris, through the Bauer-Folsom Company, New York, in 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See List of Persian Books and Paintings, S.I. 1592, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. In 1932, F1908.259-.284 were separated from F1908.199 and given their current numbers.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Calligrapher
Murshid al-Shirazi
Date
1548 (955 A.H.)
Period
Safavid period
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Type
Manuscript
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Accession Number
F1908.266
Topic
music
night
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
celebration
percussion instrument
harp
Khusraw
Shirin
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
Origin
Shiraz, Iran
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum