Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France. 
From 1910 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France on August 2, 1910. 
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. 405. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in 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. 230.
 See 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
Reiza Khan Monif
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script, heading in white naskh outlined in black; recto: text, Siyawash and Afrasiyab play polo; four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text, Siyavush and Afrasiyab play polo, four columns, six lines; one of a group of twenty-five folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, red and purple rulings on paper with animal and landscape motifs.
- 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. 131, p. 114.
- Henry René d'Allemagne. Du Khorassan au pays des Backhtiaris, trois mois de voyage en Perse. Paris. p. 160.
- Jules Guiffrey. Du Khorassan au pays des Bakchtiaris: Trois mois de voyage en Perse, par Henri d’Allemagne., November 1912. p. 420-426.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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