Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi (d. ca. 1382); verso: Mihr at school; recto: text, Shah Shapur sends Mihr and Mushtari to school


Calligrapher: Ibrahim Khalil
Historical period(s)
Shaybanid dynasty, Uzbek period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 19.7 x 11.6 cm (7 3/4 x 4 9/16 in)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

Mihr, Mushtari, prince, school, student, Uzbek period (1500 - 1598), Uzbekistan
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 28, p. 10.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. p. 338.
  • Gore Ouseley James Reynolds. Biographical Notices of Persian Poets, With Critical and Explanatory Remarks. Oriental Translation Fund (Series) ; v. 61 London. p. 202.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3, p. 1871.
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans. 2 vols, Leipzig. pl. 79.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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