Indjoudjian Collection, Paris, France. 
From at least 1938 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 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, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 402.
 The object was documented to be in collection of Henry Vever by at least 1938 when it was published in Henry Corbin, et al., Les Arts de l’Iran: l’ancienne Perse et Bagdad (Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1938), p. 141, no. 21.7. See also note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 3.
- Previous Owner(s)
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text, Bahram Gur slays a dragon in India, text, Bahram marries the daughter of Shangal, king of India, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text, Bahram Gur flees from India, 6 columns, 30 lines; one of a group of twelve folios. Patron: Qiwan al-Dawla wa'l-Din.
Border: The recto and verso are set in red and brown rulings on cream-colored paper.
- Published References
- Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 84, p. 75.
- Henry Corbin, Paul Pelliot, Eustache de Lorey. Les Arts de l'Iran, l'ancienne Perse, et Bagdad. Paris. cat. 21.7, p. 141.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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