Folio from a Haft paykar (Seven beauties) by Nizami (died 1209); Bahram Gur and the princess in the Black Pavilion

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, Haft paykar (Seven beauties), Bahram Gur and the princess in the black pavilion.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings mounted on paperboard with landscape and animal motifs.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca.1590
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.7 x 27.7 cm (16 7/16 x 10 7/8 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
S1986.199
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, Henri Vever collection, Iran, pavilion, princess, 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 Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, Haft paykar (Seven beauties), Bahram Gur and the princess in the black pavilion.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings mounted on paperboard with landscape and animal 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. 266, p. 232.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum