Folio from a Majma’ al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru (died 1430); recto: Jesus and Sam; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma’ al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text: Jesus and Sam, nineteen lines; verso: text: standard page, thirty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.

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Historical period(s)
Timurid period, ca.1426
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 42.9 x 33.3 cm (16 7/8 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
Historic Iran, present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.132
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, Henri Vever collection, history, Jesus Christ, Sam, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To at least 1935
Emile Tabbagh, Paris, France. [1]

1935
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Collection de Monsieur Emile Tabbagh, May 20-21, 1935, no. 144. [2]

From 1935 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased at the Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Collection de Monsieur Emile Tabbagh, May 21, 1935. [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 Emile Tabbagh of New York and Paris, France by 1935 when it was published in the auction catalogue, Collection de M. Emile Tabbagh: Art Oriental. Paris, May 20-21, 1935. 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. 403.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1. See also Glenn D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 35.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Emile Tabbagh
Hotel Drouot

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma' al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text: Jesus and Sam, nineteen lines; verso: text: standard page, thirty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.

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. 166, pp. 131-132.
  • Tabbagh Frères. to be determined. cat. 144, p. 23, pl. XI.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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