Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar (d. circa1382); recto: Prince Mihr takes down a lion’s head at a single blow; verso: text, Mihr fighting with bandits

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Detached folio from a bound copy of Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Mihr takes down a lion’s head at a single blow; verso: text: Mihr fighting with bandits, 2 columns, 12 lines; one of a group of 6: the manuscript (F1932.3) and 5 detached folios are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ibrahim Khalil
Historical period(s)
Shaybanid dynasty, Uzbek period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.9 x 12.7 cm (7 7/16 x 5 in)
Geography
Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
hunting, lion, Mihr, Mushtari, Uzbek period (1500 - 1598), Uzbekistan
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a bound copy of Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Mihr takes down a lion's head at a single blow; verso: text: Mihr fighting with bandits, 2 columns, 12 lines; one of a group of 6: the manuscript (F1932.3) and 5 detached folios are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text 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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