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Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970  Search this
Collector:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970  Search this
Photographer:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933  Search this
Uniform title:
Early Photography of Iran  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933  Search this
Muzaffar al-Dīn Shāh 1853-1907 Shah of Iran  Search this
Nāsir al-Dīn Shāh Shah of Iran 1831-1896  Search this
Reza Shah Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1878-1944  Search this
Islamic Archives  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints : 66 items; various dimensions
Glass Negatives : 695 items; b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Photographic prints : 98 items; various dimensions
Type:
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
India
Uzbekistan
Baghdad (Iraq)
Basṭām (Iran)
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Delhi (India)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880s-1933
Topic:
Abbasids  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Criminal procedure  Search this
Executions and executioners  Search this
Headgear  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.04 2.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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Anthology of Poetry

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper (text); Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 9.5 × 6.1 × 0.6 cm (3 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 1/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 1850
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa‘di (d. 1292)

Calligrapher:
Mirza Ali-Naqi Shirazi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper (text); Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 23.2 × 15 × 2.4 cm (9 1/8 × 5 7/8 × 15/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1918 (1337 A.H.)
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.17
Restrictions & Rights:
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Divan (Collections of poems) by Jami

Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani  Search this
Medium:
Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper (text); Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 15.2 × 9.1 × 1.2 cm (6 × 3 9/16 × 1/2 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
probably Isfahan (text), Iran
Date:
ca. 1600 (text) and ca. 1800 (cover)
Period:
Safavid period (text) and Qajar period (cover)
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Haft Band (Seven strophes) by Mulla Hasan Kashi

Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Author:
Mulla Hasan Kashi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper (text); watercolor, gold-covered pigments and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 23.6 × 14.9 × 0.8 cm (9 5/16 × 5 7/8 × 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Calligraphy
Origin:
probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1600 (text), ca. 1850 (cover)
Period:
Safavid period (text), Qajar period (cover)
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; verso: Amir Khusraw presents a book of poetry to Ala'uddin Khalji; recto: text

Calligrapher:
Ala'uddin Muhammad al-Harawi  Search this
Author:
Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (1253 - 1325)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 30.5 x 19.5 cm (12 x 7 11/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Balkh, Afghanistan
Date:
1503-1504
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
gift giving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.213
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.213
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Book of poetry

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 33.2 x 21.2 cm (13 1/16 x 8 3/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
1776-77 (1190 A.H.)
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.31
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Suhayli (d. 1501-2)

Calligrapher:
Sultan Ali b. Muhammad al-Mashhadi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.2 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Herat, Afghanistan
Date:
first half 16th century
Period:
Timurid and Safavid periods
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Timurid period (1378 - 1506)  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.357
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: text; verso: text: The twelfth discourse: on the lamentation of fortune

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 26.4 x 17.2 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Khurasan, Iran
Date:
circa 1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
stenciling  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.383
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: text; verso: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 26.3 x 17 cm (10 3/8 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
circa 1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.384
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.384
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: text; verso: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 26.5 x 17.2 cm (10 7/16 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
circa 1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
fox  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
stenciling  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.385
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.385
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Folio from a Tuhfat al-Ahrar by Jami (d. 1492); recto: text with illuminated border; verso: text

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 27.9 x 17.6 cm (11 x 6 15/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
17th century?
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.386
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d.1325)

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.5 x 17.9 cm (12 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 1550-1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.85.1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
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Poetry anthology manuscript in safina format of 25 folios

Medium:
Ink and colors on paper; leather binding
Dimensions:
H x W (page): 21.5 × 7.9 cm (8 7/16 × 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
15th and 19th century
Period:
Timurid period and Qajar period
Topic:
Timurid period (1378 - 1506)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2015.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio of calligraphy

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.7 x 8.6 cm (6 3/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
16th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
animal  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Gulistan  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1931.11
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Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); recto: Pastoral scene; verso: text

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.5 x 20.4 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Baghdad, Iraq
Date:
ca. 1400
Period:
Mongol period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
goose  Search this
Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)  Search this
poetry  Search this
cow  Search this
Mongol period (1220 - 1380)  Search this
Iraq  Search this
divan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
farmer  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.30
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Folio from a Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); verso: Nomad camp; recto: text

Medium:
Ink and color washes on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 31.8 x 22.7 cm (12 1/2 x 8 15/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran or Iraq
Date:
circa 1400
Period:
Jalayirid dynasty
Topic:
Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Iran  Search this
divan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.34
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Folio from a Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); recto: Nomad camp; verso: text

Medium:
Ink and color washes on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.3 x 22.3 cm (12 11/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran or Iraq
Date:
circa 1400
Period:
Jalayirid dynasty
Topic:
horse  Search this
Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)  Search this
poetry  Search this
sheep  Search this
cow  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Iran  Search this
divan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.35
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Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); recto: River scene; verso: text

Medium:
Ink and color washes on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.4 x 20.6 cm (11 9/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran or Iraq
Date:
circa 1400
Period:
Jalayirid dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
duck  Search this
crane  Search this
Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)  Search this
river  Search this
poetry  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Iran  Search this
sultan  Search this
divan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.37
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the Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d.1449)

Calligrapher:
Shah Mahmud Nishapuri  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 25 x 17.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
1546 (953 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
polo  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
dervish  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.18
Restrictions & Rights:
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