Textile fragment

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

Textile (fragment)

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


[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) and Custodian(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. Cat. 134, p. 233.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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