Folio from a Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); recto: Nomad camp; verso: text


Historical period(s)
Jalayirid dynasty, circa 1400
Ink and color washes on paper
H x W: 32.3 x 22.3 cm (12 11/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Iran or Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached folio

cow, divan, horse, Iran, Iraq, Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432), poems, sheep

To 1932
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York in 1932 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. For further information in connection with this purchase see letter to Dr. Hirsch written by M. Aga-Oglu, January 4, 1932, Letter File (Hirsch).

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874? - 1955

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 5-6, p. 24-26.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 7, pp. 1-3.
  • A. T. Adamova. Mediaeval Persian Painting: The Evolution of an Artistic Vision. Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series, no. 3 New York. p. 57.
  • Barbara Brend. Islamic Art. London. p. 145.
  • Jill Sanchia Cowen. Kalila wa Dimna: An Animal Allegory of the Mongol Court: The Istanbul University Album. New York. p. 154, no. 17.
  • Beatrice Forbes Manz. The Legacy of Timur. vol. 2, no. 2 New York, Spring 1989. pp. 17-18, fig. 2.
  • Oleg Akimushkin Priscilla P. Soucek. The Arts of the Book in Central Asia: 14th - 16th Centuries. London and Paris. pp. 113, 118, fig. 69.
  • Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva. p. 49.
  • Ernst Grube. The Problem of the Istanbul Album Paintings. vol. 1. .
  • Islamic Art: Studies on the Art and Culture of the Muslim World. Islamic Art Series, supplement, vol. 6 London. p. 97.
  • Deborah E. Klimberg Salter. A Sufi Theme in Persian Painting: The Diwan of Sultan Ahmad Gala in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Wiesbaden, 1976-1977. pp. 43-84, fig. 8.
  • F. R. Martin Sir Thomas W. Arnold. Miniatures from the Period of Timur: In an MS. of the Poems of Sultan Ahmad Jalair. Vienna. p. 13, pl. 5.
  • , Dr. Massumeh Farhad, J.M. Rogers, Marianna Shreve Simpson. Persian Masters: Five Centures of Paintings. Bombay. cat. 6, p. 37.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book III: Exhibition of September 5, 1933. Washington, September 5, 1933. .
  • Ernst Grube. Persian Painting in the Fourteenth Century: A Research Report. Supplemento agli Annali-Instituto Orientale di Napoli, no. 17 Napoli. p. 42, fig. 69.
  • Tomoko Masuya. Illuminations for the Divan of Sultan Ahmad Jalayir. 1428 Tokyo, 2014. p. 7, pl. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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