Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d.1325); Frontispiece

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Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, ca. 1450 or earlier
Pre-Mughal School
Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
H x W (overall): 32.4 x 23.3 cm (12 3/4 x 9 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), Henri Vever collection, India, Khamsa, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Published References
  • The Hague. Catalogus tentoonstelling van islamische kunst. cat. 5, p. 21.
  • Eloise Brac de la Perriere. Les manuscrits a peintures dans l'Inde des sultanats: l'exemple de la Khamse dispersee d'Amir Khosrow Dehlavi, c. 1450. vol. 56. p. 32, fig. 20.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 1D, p. 44.
  • B. W. Robinson. Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting: Problems and Issues. Hagop Kevorkian Series on Near Eastern Art and Civilization New York. p. 63.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 196, p. 165.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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