Folio from an unidentified text; Sulayman and Bilqis enthroned

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Sulayman and Bilqis enthroned.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings and mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1590-1600
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34.9 x 26.4 cm (13 3/4 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.186
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
angel, Bilqis, demon, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Solomon, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Sulayman and Bilqis enthroned.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings and mounted on paperboard.

Marking(s)

Stamps: The Hague 1927; Douanes Expos. Paris

Published References
  • Armenag Sakisian. La Miniature Persane du XIIe au XVIIe siecle: Ouvrage accompagne de la reproduction de 193 miniatures dont deux en couleurs. Paris and Brussels. fig. 158, pl. 88.
  • Wilhelm von Bode Ernst Kuhnel. Vorderasiatische Knüfteppiche aus älterer Zeit. Monographien des Kunstgewerbes Leipzig. pl. 95.
  • The Hague. Catalogus tentoonstelling van islamische kunst. cat. 20, p. 22.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 60, pp. 184-185.
  • Les Mille et une Nuits. Exh. cat. France. p. 268.
  • Rene Grousset. The Civilizations of the East. 4 vols., New York and London, 1931-1934. p. 335, fig. 256.
  • 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. 413, pp. 342-343.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum