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Identification and Creation
Object Number
9.2015.224
Title
Mahan confronted by demons finds his horse transformed into a seven-headed dragon (text recto; painting verso of folio 224), painting from a manuscript of the Khamsa by Nizami
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1489
Period
Aq Qoyunlu period
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/366285
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, colors, and gold on paper
Provenance
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland (by 2014), by descent; to her son Abolala Soudavar, Houston, Texas (2014), loan; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015.

Note:
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) formed this collection over a period of sixty years. She purchased the works of art on the international art market.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Object Number
9.2015.224
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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