Folio from an Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa gharaib al-mawjudat (Wonders of creation and oddities of existence) by al-Qazvini (died 1283); recto: A man by the edge of a stream; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Wonders of creation and oddities of existence) by al-Qazvini; text: Persian in black and red nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: A man by the edge of a stream; verso: text, twenty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca.1590-1600
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.5 x 20.3 cm (11 5/8 x 8 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.178
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
fish, Henri Vever collection, Iran, man, river, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara'ib al-mawjudat (Wonders of creation and oddities of existence) by al-Qazvini; text: Persian in black and red nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: A man by the edge of a stream; verso: text, twenty-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. 275, p. 240.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. p. 48, fig. 18.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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