Folio from Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal’ami (d. circa 992-997): the election of ‘Othman as the caliphate of Medina

citation

Folio WITHIN a bound copy – F1947.19 – of Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal’ami, volume II; Folio 79 accessioned separately as (F1930.21.1); recto: text: Capture of Kerman, one column, 33 lines of text; verso: text: Capture of Sahkistan and Mukran, one column, 33 lines of text.

Folio 84 accessioned separately as (F1930.21.2); recto: illustration and text: The election of ‘Othman as the caliphate of Medina, one column, 22 lines of text; verso: text: ‘Othman sends governors to provinces, one column, 33 lines; Persian in black naskhi script; headings in red; bound with manuscript F1947.19; accessioned separately. One of a group of 3: volume I (F 1957.16), volume II (F 1947.19) and bound folios 79, 84 (F 1930.21.1-2) are all accessioned separately.

Border: The text and the painting are set in green, black, and gold rulings on beige-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, ca. 1300
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9.4 x 17.3 cm (3 11/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Geography
Probably Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.21.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Balami, Caliph, history, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iraq, naskh script, sword, Tarikhnama
Provenance

To 1930
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1930 [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

Folio WITHIN a bound copy - F1947.19 - of Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal'ami, volume II; Folio 79 accessioned separately as (F1930.21.1); recto: text: Capture of Kerman, one column, 33 lines of text; verso: text: Capture of Sahkistan and Mukran, one column, 33 lines of text.

Folio 84 accessioned separately as (F1930.21.2); recto: illustration and text: The election of 'Othman as the caliphate of Medina, one column, 22 lines of text; verso: text: 'Othman sends governors to provinces, one column, 33 lines; Persian in black naskhi script; headings in red; bound with manuscript F1947.19; accessioned separately. One of a group of 3: volume I (F 1957.16), volume II (F 1947.19) and bound folios 79, 84 (F 1930.21.1-2) are all accessioned separately.

Border: The text and the painting are set in green, black, and gold rulings on beige-colored paper.

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

Copyright with museum

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