Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: Two herons under pendant branches; verso: Four grouses in flight

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script with title in black kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Two herons under pendant branches, one column, 13 lines; verso: illustration and text: Four grouses in flight, one column, 11 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: The text and the painting have been remargined.

Historical period(s)
Il-khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.8 x 12 cm (5 1/16 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase -- Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1927.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
grouse, heron, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script
Provenance

To 1927
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1927 [1]

From 1927
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1927 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script with title in black kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Two herons under pendant branches, one column, 13 lines; verso: illustration and text: Four grouses in flight, one column, 11 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: The text and the painting have been remargined.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 11.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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