Detached album folio; verso: Girl with a jar on her shoulder; recto: text

Detached album folio; recto: text in Persian black and gold nasta’liq script, four columns, twenty lines; verso: Girl with a jar on her shoulder.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red, gold and black rulings and a gold border with landscape and animal motifs on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 17th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 38.8 x 26.6 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.323
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Manuscript
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Detached album folio; recto: text in Persian black and gold nasta'liq script, four columns, twenty lines; verso: Girl with a jar on her shoulder.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red, gold and black rulings and a gold border with landscape and animal motifs on cream-colored paper.

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. 383, p. 326.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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