Dragon clutching leaves

Persian
Aqqoyunlu Turkman Period
About 1420–50


Object Place: (possibly Herat), western, Iran or Central Asia

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 9.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.585

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Monochrome brush drawing of dragon in clouds, clutching leaves in its claws.

Provenance

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