Folio from an unidentified text; Shapur fetches Shirin and pays homage to Khusraw

Detached folio from an unidentified text; Shapur fetches Shirin and pays homage to Khusraw; Persian and Turkish in black nasta’liq script; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in red and black rulings in a green inner frame with floral and geometric motifs and an outer frame with gold floral, and geometric motifs mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1580
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.7 x 22.2 cm (12 7/8 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.212
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Khusraw, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shirin, throne, 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 an unidentified text; Shapur fetches Shirin and pays homage to Khusraw; Persian and Turkish in black nasta'liq script; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in red and black rulings in a green inner frame with floral and geometric motifs and an outer frame with gold floral, and geometric motifs mounted on paperboard.

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. 306, p. 263.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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