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Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); verso: Potiphar and Zulaykha enthroned; recto: text

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Hotel Drouot
Moussa
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To at least 1922
Moussa, Tehran, Iran. [1]
1922
Sale, Paris, Ho^tel Drouot, Objets d'art Anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922, no. 113. [2]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [4]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [5]
Notes:
[1] The object was in the collection of Moussa (M.J.M) until 1922 when it was published in the auction catalogue, Objets d'art anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922. 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.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
[4] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[5] See note 4.
Author
Jami (died 1492)
Date
circa 1575
Period
Safavid period
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28 x 18.8 cm (11 x 7 3/8 in)
Type
Manuscript
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Accession Number
S1986.162
Topic
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
zither
percussion instrument
Yusuf
Zulaykha
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Khurasan, Iran
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum