Folio from a Manafi al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: illustration and text: a deer and magpies; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskh script with title in Arabic in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: A deer and magpies, 2 lines; verso: text: 10 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26 x 20 cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Probably Maraghe
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1938.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
deer, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, kufic script, magpie, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskh script with title in Arabic in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: A deer and magpies, 2 lines; verso: text: 10 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.

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

Copyright with museum

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