Folio from a Layla u-Majnun by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text, Layla searches for Majnun

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text: Layla searches for Majnun, 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, 1475-1500
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 x 8.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, 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 the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text: Layla searches for Majnun, 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.

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

Copyright with museum

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