string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.153" Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (died 1492); painting: Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (died 1492); painting: Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Khurasan, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation; one of a group of two folios.
    Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled ground mounted on a paperboard with birds and floral motifs.
  • Provenance

    To at least 1922
    Moussa, Tehran, Iran. [1]
    Sale, Paris, Ho^tel Drouot, Objets d'art Anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922, no. 111. [2]
    To 1942
    Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
    From 1942 to 1986
    Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [4]
    From 1986
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [5]
    [1] The object was in the collection of Moussa (M.J.M) until 1922 when it was published in the auction catalogue, Objets d'art anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922. 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. 404.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
    [5] See note 4.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Henri Vever (1854-1942)
    Hotel Drouot
    Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
  • Origin

    Khurasan, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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