Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sacred conversation; verso: text: On the composing of this book

citation

Detached folio from a the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration, The Prophet Muhammad, Ali and twelve companions, obliterated seal; verso: text, On the composing of this book, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, blue, and green rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.7 x 15.4 cm (7 3/8 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Caliph Ali, Iran, Khusraw, Muhammad, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shirin
Provenance

To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), 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. 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 the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration, The Prophet Muhammad, Ali and twelve companions, obliterated seal; verso: text, On the composing of this book, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, blue, and green rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

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

Copyright with museum

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