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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.219.2
Title
Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-1595) in his Library (painting, recto; text, verso) illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Javahir al Gharaib Tarjomat Bahr al-Aja'ib (Gems of Marvels: A Translation of the Sea of Wonders) of Jennabi(Cennabi)
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1582
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Turkey
Period
Ottoman period
Culture
Ottoman
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
27 x 17.5 cm (10 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Jean Pozzi, Paris (before 1967), his sale; [Vente Pozzi, Palais Galliera, Paris, 5 December 1970, lot 114] sold; to Edwin Binney, 3rd, 1970, bequest; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1985.

Footnotes:
Edwin Binney, "Turkish Treasures From the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd", Portland Museum of Art, Portland Oregon, 1979, p.33-40
Jean Pozzi (1884-1967), the French Ambassador to Constantinople in the 1930s.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Edwin Binney, 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.219.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Edwin Binney III, Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd, exh. cat., Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR, 1979), page 34-36/figure 17 fol. 217r

Katherine E. Bliss, East Meets West, Harvard Crimson (April 7, 1989), Vol. CXC, No. 49

Rarely Seen Ottoman World On View at Sackler Museum, Harvard University Gazette (March 31, 1989), Vol. LXXXIV, No. 30, pp. 1, 10, p. 10, ill.

Exhibition History

The Ottoman Empire: A Culture and Its Impact, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/1989 - 05/21/1989

The Ottomans and their Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/21/1992 - 05/17/1992

Shadows of God On Earth: Arts of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/21/1997 - 08/31/1997

A Grand Legacy: Arts of the Ottoman Empire, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/1999 - 01/02/2000

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