the Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d.1449)

citation

Manuscript; A section of Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi; Persian in black nasta’liq script; 21 folios with two paintings (fols.9verso and 17recto), and a dated colophon (folio 21recto); inscriptions (folio 21recto); standard page: 2 columns; 12 lines; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 and have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold block-stamped exterior covers and red leather doublures of gold and black paper filigree over a blue ground.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Shah Mahmud Nishapuri
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1546 (953 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25 x 17.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1935.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
dervish, Iran, nasta'liq script, poems, polo, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Manuscript; A section of Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi; Persian in black nasta'liq script; 21 folios with two paintings (fols.9verso and 17recto), and a dated colophon (folio 21recto); inscriptions (folio 21recto); standard page: 2 columns; 12 lines; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 and have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold block-stamped exterior covers and red leather doublures of gold and black paper filigree over a blue ground.

Inscription(s)

Folio 21recto: Written by the poor slave Shah Mahmud al-Shahi of Nishapur, may God pardon his sins and forgive his faults, in the month of Safar of the year A.H. 953 [1546 A.D.] of the Hijra of the Prophet, Peace upon Him, at the capital Tabriz.
End leaf: Souvenir of Abd al-Baghi, Dhu'I-Hijja 1288 [February, 1872 A.D.]

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

Copyright with museum

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