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, The beauty of love is a bird which flies from the nest of unity to the grove of multiplicity, beloved and lover are both part of this unity and multiplicity, 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 floral and animal motifs, silhouetted against a blue background. The verso is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with simurgh, ostrich, 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
F1937.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
animal, illumination, Iran, ostrich, phoenix, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance

To ?
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945), Berlin. [1]

To 1937
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [2]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [3]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874? - 1955
Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre

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, The beauty of love is a bird which flies from the nest of unity to the grove of multiplicity, beloved and lover are both part of this unity and multiplicity, 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 floral and animal motifs, silhouetted against a blue background. The verso is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with simurgh, ostrich, bird and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a blue background.

Published References
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans. 2 vols, Leipzig. pl. 125.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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