Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); verso: lovers in a garden; recto: text, poem of annihilation of worldly possessions

citation

Detached folio from a copy of the Divan (Collected poems) by Hafiz (F1932.45) with selections from the work of Ibn Yamin, Omar Khayyam, and Nizami in the margins; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: two columns, 12 lines with marginal verses; verso: illustration and text: Lovers in a garden; one of a group of 9 detached folios (F1932.46-54) from the bound manuscript (F1932.45); accessioned separately.

Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur
Artist: Shaykhzade
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Medium
Color, gold and silver (oxidized) on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 29.9 x 18.8 cm (11 3/4 x 7 3/8 in)
Geography
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.50
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached Manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, garden, lovers, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1931
Claude Anet (1868-1931), Paris to 1931 [1]

1932
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), acquired in Paris, March 21, 1932 [2]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, puchased from Hagop Kevorkian in 1932 [3]

Notes:

[1] Object file, folder sheet note.

[2] See Hagop Kevorkian's letter to Mr. Lodge, dated March 25, 1932 Paris, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Claude Anet 1868 - 1931

Description

Detached folio from a copy of the Divan (Collected poems) by Hafiz (F1932.45) with selections from the work of Ibn Yamin, Omar Khayyam, and Nizami in the margins; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: two columns, 12 lines with marginal verses; verso: illustration and text: Lovers in a garden; one of a group of 9 detached folios (F1932.46-54) from the bound manuscript (F1932.45); accessioned separately.

Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, 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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