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Back of page (14.624b) includes calligraphic specimens sighned by Qutbu'din Muhammad al-Yazdi and dated equivalent to 1565


By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: [1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

Persian, Safavid, about 1575

Object Place

probably Qasvin, Iran


H x W: 37.3 x 24.7 cm (14 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and opaque watercolor on paper




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