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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); Bahram Gur and the princess in the white pavilion

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Reiza Khan Monif
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
From at least 1911
Reza Khan Monif, from at least 1911 [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [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] The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Reza Khan Monif by at least November 7, 1911. 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. 408.
[2] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 235, no. 271.
[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 1600-1610
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: 26.3 x 16.3 cm (10 3/8 x 6 7/16 in)
Type
Manuscript
Painting
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Accession Number
S1986.285
Topic
pavilion
tambourine
harp
Iran
princess
Bahram Gur
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Iran
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum