Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Recto: Taynush before Iskandar and the Visit to the Brahmans.; Verso: text

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Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca. 1330-1340
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 59.5 x 40.4 cm (23 7/16 x 15 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.105.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Alexander, brahmin, Henri Vever collection, horse, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script, Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [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. 402.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

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Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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