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Folio from a Aja-ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 15th century
  • Geography

    Iraq or Eastern Turkey
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (recto angel): 20.5 × 16.8 cm (8 1/16 × 6 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Author

    Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (d. 1283)
  • Provenance

    To 1945
    Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945). [1]
    To 1954
    Mme. Maria Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [2]
    From 1954
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Paul Kempner, New York on behalf of Mme. Maria Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [3]
    [1] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 2. “The manuscript was originally acquired by Prof. Friedrich Sarre in Algiers”.
    [2] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2. See also invoice dated July 22, 1954 and correspondences between Dr. Paul Kempner and the Freer Gallery, dated July 21, 1954; copies in object file.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Wonders of Creation, Oddities of Existence: An Exhibition in Celebration of Halley's Comet (February 28, 1986 to October 27, 1986)
    Near Eastern Ceramics (May 10, 1985 to September 3, 1985)
    Near Eastern Ceramics (May 14, 1981 to May 10, 1985)
    Art of the Arab World (May 8, 1975 to August 20, 1977)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Collection of Friedrich and Maria Sarre (1932)
    Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Mohammedanischer Kunst in München (May to October 1910)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945)
    Mme. Maria Sarre (1875-1971)
  • Origin

    Iraq or Eastern Turkey
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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