Gaston Migeon (1861-1930), Paris, France. 
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, March 18-21, 1931. 
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 399. See also Tableaux modernes, objets d’art d’Extrême Orient composant la collection de M. Gaston Migeon (Paris: Hôtel Drouot, 1931), p. 59, no. 345.
 See note 1.
 See note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 4.
- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
An inscription, "Only the pure may touch it," suggests that this fine leather binding was intended for a copy of the Qur'an, although similar covers were used for secular manuscripts. Gold leaf highlights were created on block stamps, then pressed into the leather to leave a finely sculpted impression. The lavish application of gold leaf underlines the importance of manuscripts, such as the Qur'an, in the Islamic world.
- 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. 475, p. 377.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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