Unidentified sale, no. 68 
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 
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. 412.
 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), pp. 236-239, no. 272.
 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
Manuscript; Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; headings in red and blue; 269 folios with 4 sarlawhs (1 verso, 39 verso,105 verso, 192 verso) and 13 paintings; inscriptions (fols. 104 verso, 269 verso); standard page: 2 columns, 17 lines and 1 marginal column with 32 lines.
Binding: The manuscript is in a nineteenth-century lacquer- painted binding. The doublures are of paper, decorated with floral motifs on a red ground.
Fol. 104 verso, "the book was finished with the help of the munificent Lord in the month of Rajab of the year [A.H.] 1055 [A.D. August 1645]."
Fol. 269 verso, "bought the Khamsa of Nizami for twenty-eight current tumans."
- 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. 272, pp. 236-239.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum