Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d. 1207); Shirin examines Khusraw’s portrait

Historical period(s)
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty, Turkmen period, ca. 1490
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 22.5 x 15.6 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran, probably Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.140
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty (1378 - 1501), harp, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Khamsa, Khusraw, percussion instrument, portrait, prince, Shirin, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Published References
  • 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. 245, p. 215.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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