Bookbinding

Light brown leather on pasteboard, lined with rose red leather. Very slightly damaged. Decoration outside of gold and blind tooling and of stamped floral arabesques in red against gold grounds in sunken medallions and spandrils. Inside, medallions and pendants have stamped designs in b rown against blue grounds; gold tooling.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Leather and pasteboard
Dimensions
H x W: 26 x 17.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Bookbinding

Keywords
flower, Iran, rose, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Light brown leather on pasteboard, lined with rose red leather. Very slightly damaged. Decoration outside of gold and blind tooling and of stamped floral arabesques in red against gold grounds in sunken medallions and spandrils. Inside, medallions and pendants have stamped designs in b rown against blue grounds; gold tooling.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: 5, p. 1987, pl. 965.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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