Ascension of Solomon

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, early 16th century
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W (drawing): 30.6 × 19.7 cm (12 1/16 × 7 3/4 in)
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


angel, Bilqis, demon, flute, hoopoe, Iran, lute, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Solomon, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Mme. Maria Louise Sarre

Published References
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre Fredrik Robert Martin. Die Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in Muchen, 1910. 3 vols., Munich. cat. 682, vol. 1, pl. 21.
  • Fereshteh Daftari. The Influence of "Persian Art" on Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Ann Arbor. fig. 140.
  • Lawrence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. cat. 157, pls. 136, XCIIIA.
  • Ernst Grube. The Problem of the Istanbul Album Paintings. vol. 1. pp. 13, 171, fig. 261.
  • Fredrik Robert Martin. The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia, India, and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th Century. 2 vols., London. p. 33, pl. 58.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 12, p. 38-39.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre Mme. Maria Louise Sarre. Katalog der Austellung im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut. Frankfurt am Main. cat. 305, p. 39.
  • Walter B. Denny. Dating Ottoman Turkish Works in the Saz Style in Istanbul. vol. 1 Leiden. p. 114.
  • Oleg Grabar. Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page from the 8th to the 17th Century., English edition. New York. p. 206, fig. 105.
  • Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. Exh. cat. London. cat. 500, p. 246.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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