Crane (Kurki), Singing Bird (Karwan), from Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini

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Former owner
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre
Mme. Maria Louise Sarre
Provenance
To 1945
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945). [1]
To 1954
Mme. Maria Louise Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [2]
From 1954
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Paul Kempner, New York on behalf of Mme. Maria Louise Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [3]
Notes:
[1] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 2. “The manuscript was originally acquired by Prof. Friedrich Sarre in Algiers”.
[2] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2. See also invoice dated July 22, 1954 and correspondences between Dr. Paul Kempner and the Freer Gallery, dated July 21, 1954; copies in object file.
Topic
stork
crane
eagle
naskh script
Turkey
Iraq
vulture
partridge
Wonders of Creation
Arts of the Islamic World
WWII-era provenance
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Author
Muhammad al-Qazvini (ca. 1203-1283)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.7 x 22.4 cm (12 7/8 x 8 13/16 in)
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
early 15th century
Type
Manuscript
Accession Number
F1954.107