Folio from an unidentified text; verso: Prophet Muhammad preaches after the Battle of the Ditch; recto: text

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Detached folio from an unidentified text; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; heading in blue; recto: text, four columns, twelve lines; verso: illustration and text: Prophet Muhammad preaches after the Battle of the Ditch.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1590
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.2 x 17.1 cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.282
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript, Painting
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Caliph Ali, Henri Vever collection, Iran, mimbar, Muhammad, preaching, prophet, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

1930
Unidentified sale, 1930, no. 134 [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France [4]

Notes:

[1] 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. 408.

[2] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 268, no. 316.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached folio from an unidentified text; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; heading in blue; recto: text, four columns, twelve lines; verso: illustration and text: Prophet Muhammad preaches after the Battle of the Ditch.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, red, and blue 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. 316, p. 268.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum