A fruit tree: an illustration from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: illustration and text; verso: text

citation

Mounted with F1937.38. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi Ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text; explanation on dried and pulverized leaves of a tree as a remedy for diseases; verso: text: Species of black, red, white grapes and scammony and their characteristics; one of a group of three folios.

Historical period(s)
Mongol period or Timurid period, Probably 14th century
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6.4 x 12 cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
fruit, Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Timurid period (1378 - 1506), tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth T. Riefstahl

Description

Mounted with F1937.38. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi Ala'i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text; explanation on dried and pulverized leaves of a tree as a remedy for diseases; verso: text: Species of black, red, white grapes and scammony and their characteristics; one of a group of three folios.

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

Copyright with museum

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