Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the sandal pavilion; recto: text

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Folio from Haft paykar in Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: 4 columns, 13 lines; verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the sandal wood pavilion; from the manuscript F1908.199.
Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in brown leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.276
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, harp, Iran, lute, music, nasta'liq script, pavilion, percussion instrument, princess, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1908
Tabbagh Frères, Paris, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tabbagh Frères, Paris, through the Bauer-Folsom Company, New York, in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See List of Persian Books and Paintings, S.I. 1592, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. In 1932, F1908.259-.284 were separated from F1908.199 and given their current numbers.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Tabbagh Frères (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Folio from Haft paykar in Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: 4 columns, 13 lines; verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the sandal wood pavilion; from the manuscript F1908.199.
Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in brown leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book III: Exhibition of September 5, 1933. Washington, September 5, 1933. .
  • Denys Sutton. The Lure of the Golden Bowl. vol. 118, no. 258 London. p. 122.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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