Folio from Yusuf u-Zulaikha by Jami (d.1492) recto: The simurgh, dragon, animals and birds in landscape; verso: Floral scrolls

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

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
F1937.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
antelope, bird, dragon, flower, illumination, Iran, landscape, nasta'liq script, phoenix, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

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

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

Copyright with museum

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