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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Yellow Pavilion; verso: text, Princess telling the story

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Georges Tabbagh
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To 1913
Georges Tabbagh, Paris, France. [1]
From 1913 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Tabbagh, Paris, France on November 22, 1913. [2]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]
Notes:
[1] 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. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 235.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Date
circa 1550
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: 30.3 x 20.2 cm (11 15/16 x 7 15/16 in)
Type
Manuscript
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Accession Number
S1986.180
Topic
dance
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Khamsa
pavilion
percussion instrument
fiddle
Iran
princess
Bahram Gur
musician
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Shiraz, Iran
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum