Folio from Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492)

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with floral motifs, silhouetted against a brown background. The verso is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with mythical birds, hares, deer and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a brown 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
F1936.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
ibex, illumination, Iran, phoenix, rabbit, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
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 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874? - 1955

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with floral motifs, silhouetted against a brown background. The verso is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with mythical birds, hares, deer and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a brown background.

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

Copyright with museum

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