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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Rustam rescues Bijan from the pit; recto: text

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Rustam rescues Bijan from the pit; recto: text
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Date
circa 1590-1600
Period
Safavid period
Type
Manuscript
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 32.3 x 25 cm (12 11/16 x 9 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
S1986.267
Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854-1942)
Reiza Khan Monif
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To 1910
Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France. [1]
From 1910 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France on October 14, 1910. [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. 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, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 230.
[2] See note 1.
[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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Origin
Shiraz, Iran