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: 32.7 x 22.4 cm (12 7/8 x 8 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1954.58
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1954.58

Object Details

  • Author

    Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (d. 1283)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Iraq or Eastern Turkey
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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