Viper in a Rocky Garden from Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the Usefulness of Animals) of Ibn Bakhtishu'
Iran (Artist's nationality:)
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Hill, Rebecca. “Beast Lore in the Islamic Tradition.” Book of Beasts: the Bestiary in the Medieval World: Exhibition, Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, from May 14 to August 18, 2019, edited by Elizabeth Morrison and Larisa Grollemond, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2019, pp. 260–265.
“Near Eastern Art in Chicago Collections: The Art Institute of Chicago, November 17, 1973–January 20, 1974”, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1973, p. 40, fig. 128.
Handbook of the Department of Oriental Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1933, fig. 76.
C.F. Kelley, “Persian and Indian miniature painting”, Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, vol. 27, no. 3 (1933), pp. 46-48.
H.G. (Helen Gunsaulus), “Notes on Persian Art”, in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, Oct. 1919, p. 99.
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World, May 14–August 18, 2019.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of the AIC’s collection of Indian and Islamic Paintings, November 20, 2015– May 16, 2016.
Syracuse University, The School of Art, Islamic Painting, April 6-26, 1967
Cleveland Museum of Art, Islamic Art, November 3, 1944–February 4, 1945.
Probably George Joseph Demotte, Paris and New York [this and the following according to receipt 2069, copy in curatorial file]. Chauncey J. Blair (died 1916), Chicago. P. Jackson Higgs Gallery, New York; sold to Kate S. Buckingham, Chicago, by 1919 [according to statement by Jack V. Sewell, Curator of Oreitnal Art at the Art Institute, July 1960, see curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1924.
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