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.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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