Folio from a Layla u-Majnun by Nizami (d. 1209); recto: The battle between the Arab chief Nawfal and the tribe of Layla; verso: text, continuation of the canto

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: The battle between the Arab chief Nawfal and the tribe of Layla; verso: text: continuation of the canto, 4 columns, 19 lines; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Turkmen period, 15th century
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22.9 x 15.1 cm (9 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
battle, bow, camel, Iran, Layla, Majnun, nasta'liq script, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508)
Provenance

To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian, New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: The battle between the Arab chief Nawfal and the tribe of Layla; verso: text: continuation of the canto, 4 columns, 19 lines; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book II: Exhibition of August 19, 1933. Washington, August 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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