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Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: Hamza and Ali in battle; verso: Bravery and courage of Ali and Hamza

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: Hamza and Ali in battle; verso: Bravery and courage of Ali and Hamza
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Calligrapher
Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi
Author
Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
Date
1571-1572
Period
Safavid period
Type
Manuscript
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41 x 27.1 cm (16 1/8 x 10 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
S1986.234
Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854-1942)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
Unidentified sale, no. 246. [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [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, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 407.
[2] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2.
[4] See note 2.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Origin
Shiraz, Iran