Folio from Yusuf u-Zulaikha by Jami (d.1492); recto: a lion, a simurgh and birds in landscape; verso: grape vine and bird motifs

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf-u-Zulaikha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, a lion, a simurgh and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, grape vine and bird motifs, 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold rulings on a paper with lion, phoenix, bird and landscape motifs. The verso is set in gold rulings on a paper with grape vine and bird motifs.

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
F1937.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
bird, Iran, landscape, lion, nasta'liq script, phoenix, poems, 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 2 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-Zulaikha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, a lion, a simurgh and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, grape vine and bird motifs, 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold rulings on a paper with lion, phoenix, bird and landscape motifs. The verso is set in gold rulings on a paper with grape vine and bird motifs.

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

Copyright with museum

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