Mughal Imperial Library, Delhi, India. 
From 1739 to late 1800s
Persian Imperial Library, Tehran, Iran. 
From ? to 1999
Parnian Kummer, Geneva, Switzerland. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parnian Kummer, Geneva, Switzerland. 
 These album covers with folios were taken from India to Iran when Delhi was looted by Nadir Shah in 1739. They remained in Iranian hands until the late nineteenth century, when they began to be dispersed. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
 See note 1.
 Believed to have been the property of Ms. Kummer’s father. From 2000 to 2003 questions were raised regarding provenance and ownership of these pieces. Research is ongoing.
 See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Persian Imperial Library
Mughal Imperial Library
Mme. Parnian Kummer
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 20A, cat. 20B, pp. 104-6.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum