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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss, May 11, 1940

 

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1940 MAY 11

Geneve

Milrob

Washington

Letter just received from Maclagan his museum and British want EumosGeorge Eumorfopoulos. 59Luster plate with the scene of Khosrow seeing Shirin at her bath from the Persian tragic romance by the poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141–1209). See The Eumorfopoulos Collections: Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Ceramics & Islamic Glass, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Choice Medieval & Renaissance Works of Art, Etc. (London: Kitchen & Barratt, 1940), 20–21, no. 59, ill. See also Arthur Upham Pope, ed., A Survey of Persian Art, From Prehistoric Times to the Present (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938), 2:1585 and 5:pl. 708. and 72Basin, Mosul, 1247–49, silver-inlaid bronze, Freer Gallery of Art, acc. no. F1955.10, ex-Duc d’Arenberg Collection, Brussels. See The Eumorfopoulos Collections: Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Ceramics & Islamic Glass, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Choice Medieval & Renaissance Works of Art, Etc. (London: Kitchen & Barratt, 1940), 24–25, no. 72, ill. See also Nuha N. N. Khoury, “Narratives of the Holy Land: Memory, Identity, and Inverted Imagery in the Freer Basin and Canteen,” Orientations 29, no. 5 (May 1998): 63–69. and would be grateful my desiting [sic] if am advising you STOP Am replying you have long wanted both pieces and I can only cable you their wishes STOP Naturally no hint how much they would give. Tyler

 
Associated People: Eric Maclagan; George Eumorfopoulos
Associated Places: London (United Kingdom)