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
Geography: 
Iran
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

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

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