Battle scene

Painting; colored design for a pen-box placed between columns of unrelated text; Battle scene; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; two column; 35 lines.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold rulings with a blue inner frame mounted on bright orange paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Zand period, c. 1770
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 29 cm (1 15/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1928.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
battle, Iran, study, warrior, Zand period (1750 - 1794)
Provenance

To 1928
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1928 [1]

From 1928
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1928 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Painting; colored design for a pen-box placed between columns of unrelated text; Battle scene; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; two column; 35 lines.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold rulings with a blue inner frame mounted on bright orange paperboard.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ottoman Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 4 Istanbul, 1970-1971. pp. 191-193, pl. 7.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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