Formerly collection of R. L. Messayeh; until 1922, collection of Thomas L. Elder; 1922-1939, collection of William Randolph Hearst who purchased it through Joseph Willicombe at the sale of the collection of Thomas L. Elder, American Art Association, New York, no. 96; 1939, purchased by Joseph Brummer from Parish-Watson & Co., New York; 1948, purchased by Alastair Bradley Martin from Joseph Brummer; acquired by the Museum in 1948, gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, The Guennol Collection, Glen Head, NY.
"Six Thousand Years of Persian Art," American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York, April 24–July 1, 1940.
Ackerman, Phyllis. 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. New York: The Iranian Institute, p. 319, no. F.