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Asian Art

Nishirvan and the Owls, from a manuscript of Nizami’s Makhazan al-Asrar

ca. 1550

Opaque watercolor and ink on paper

without mounting: 4 15/16 × 4 3/16 in. (12.5 × 10.7 cm)
with mounting: 12 5/8 × 7 7/8 in. (32 × 20 cm)
Gift of Mary Burns Foss
1983.94.15
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Collection Sevadjian, Paris, France (possibly 1927 sale); Emile Tabbagh (1879–1933) Collection, Paris, France, New York, NY estate sale Jan 3-4, 1936; Foss # 37 Mary Burns Foss (Mrs. Wilson P. Foss Jr.) (1896–1987); gift in 1983 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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