Folio from Yusuf u-Zulaikha by Jami (d.1492); recto: Floral designs; verso: Animals and birds in landscape

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf-u- Zulaikha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Floral designs, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: Animals and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines, one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with gold floral motifs, silhouetted against a blue background. The verso is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with animal, bird, and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a blue background.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1557
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.2 x 15 cm (9 15/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1936.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
falcon, gazelle, illumination, Iran, rabbit, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance

To 1936
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [1]

From 1936
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] See undated folder sheet note, object folder F1936.9, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874? - 1955

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf-u- Zulaikha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Floral designs, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: Animals and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines, one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with gold floral motifs, silhouetted against a blue background. The verso is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with animal, bird, and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a blue background.

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

Copyright with museum

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