Folio from a Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d.1449); recto: text; verso: A polo game: the dervish and the shah on the polo field

citation

Bound folio within the manuscript: Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet); recto: text; verso: A polo game, the dervish and the shah on the polo field; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript (F1935.18) which have been accessioned separately.
Border: The painting is set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri
Historical period(s)
late 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19.4 x 12.3 cm (7 5/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1935.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
dervish, game playing, Iran, percussion instrument, polo, reed instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Turkey, 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

Bound folio within the manuscript: Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet); recto: text; verso: A polo game, the dervish and the shah on the polo field; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript (F1935.18) which have been accessioned separately.
Border: The painting is set in 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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