Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); verso: Three hoopoes and a bush with red berries; recto: text, Description of hoopoes and their medicinal properties

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; heading in blue kufic script; recto: text: Description of hoopoes and their medicinal properties, one column, 12 lines; verso: Three hoopoes and a bush with red berries, one column, 13 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper, mounted on cream-colored paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10.8 x 11.2 cm (4 1/4 x 4 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1928.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
hoopoe, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380)
Provenance

To 1928
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1928 [1]

From 1928
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1928 [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 a Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; heading in blue kufic script; recto: text: Description of hoopoes and their medicinal properties, one column, 12 lines; verso: Three hoopoes and a bush with red berries, one column, 13 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper, mounted on cream-colored paperboard.

Published References
  • Hagop Kevorkian. Exhibition of the Kevorkian Collection Including Objects Excavated Under His Supervision. New York. cat. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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