Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text
Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Safavid period (1501 - 1722), pavilion, Iran, princess, emperor, Bahram Gur, Arts of the Islamic World
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
1548 (955 A.H)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1908 Tabbagh Frères, Paris, to 1908  From 1908 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tabbagh Frères, Paris, through the Bauer-Folsom Company, New York, in 1908  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See List of Persian Books and Paintings, S.I. 1592, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. In 1932, F1908.259-.284 were separated from F1908.199 and given their current numbers.  See note 1.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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