Textile fragment

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, early to mid-18th century
Medium
Satin lampas
Dimensions
H x W: 50.8 x 38 cm (20 x 14 15/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.490
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile (fragment)

Keywords
bee, butterfly, Henri Vever collection, Iran, lampas, parrot, peacock, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1908 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased in Egypt in 1908 [1]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France [2]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France [3]

Notes:

[1] According to information in the object file.

[2] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854-1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Published References
  • The Fascination of Persia: The Persian-European Dialogue in Seventeenth-Century Art & Contemporary Art of Teheran. Exh. cat. Zürich, Switzerland. Cat. 134, p. 233.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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