A ruler enthroned
- Detached album folio
- Historical period(s)
- Qajar period, Safavid period, Painting ca. 1590; illumination ca. 1880
- Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
- H x W (painting): 16.9 × 11 cm (6 5/8 × 4 5/16 in)
- Iran, Khurasan?
- Credit Line
- Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Accession Number
- Detached folio from an unidentified text: A ruler enthroned; top page inscription in Persian black nasta'liq script.
Border: The painting is set in gold and red rulings in an outer frame with gold and blue floral and geometric motifs; mounted on black paperboard.
Top right, “He (God) gave success, delight, and created invincible heroes."
Alexis Rouart (1839-1911), Paris, France. 
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, May 12, 1911, no. 73. 
From 1911 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased at a Sale of Rouart’s collection at Hôtel Drouot on May 12, 1911. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 The object was in the collection of Alexis Rouart (1893-1911) until 1911 when it was on sale at the auction at Hôtel Drout, Paris, France on May 12-13, 1911, see Rouart sale catalogue, May 12, 1911, no. 73. See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 406.
 See note 1.
 According to Henri Vever’s ledger, he purchased the object on May 12, 1911. See Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 231. See also note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 4.
- Former owner
- Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Alexis Rouart (French, 1839 - 1911)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, lute, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
- Collection(s) Area
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum