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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: illustration: Bahram Gur in the turquoise-blue pavilion on Wednesday; verso: text

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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: 30.8 x 19.1 cm (12 1/8 x 7 1/2 in)
Type
Manuscript
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Accession Number
F1908.275
Topic
music
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
lute
pavilion
percussion instrument
Iran
Bahram Gur
Arts of the Islamic World
Origin
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum