Marking: On the brown margin, underneath the painting, there is a "3" in Persian written in black ink and "19 [unreadable figure] 9 JN6 [?]" in grey pencil. On the lower right corner of the painting there is instead a "2" in Persian. On the back of the page there is a "100" written in grey pencil.
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Making of a Collection," October 24, 2011–February 26, 2012, no catalogue.
Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.
Savage-Smith, Emilie, ed. Magic and Divination in Early Islam. The Formation of the Classical Islamic World, vol. 42. Aldershot, Hants, Great Britain; Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate, 2004. pp. 364, 368, ill. fig. 4 (b/w).