Mathnavi heading folio (replacement) from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold), first daftar (book) in the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d.1492)

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Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; one of nine sarlawhs from the Haft awrang (F1946.12.1verso, F1946.12.47 verso, F1946.12.70 verso, F1946.12.84 verso, F1946.12.140 verso, F1946.12.182 verso, F1946.12.200 verso, F1946.12.225 verso, F1946.12.273 verso); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: blank with inscription; verso: sarlawh (replacement folio), four columns, sixteen lines of text, one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The text is set in multicolored rulings on a blue ground with gold floral motifs.

Historical period(s)
Mughal period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34.2 x 23.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1946.12.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Haft awrang, illumination, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, poems, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1946
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1946
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also, Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; one of nine sarlawhs from the Haft awrang (F1946.12.1verso, F1946.12.47 verso, F1946.12.70 verso, F1946.12.84 verso, F1946.12.140 verso, F1946.12.182 verso, F1946.12.200 verso, F1946.12.225 verso, F1946.12.273 verso); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: blank with inscription; verso: sarlawh (replacement folio), four columns, sixteen lines of text, one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The text is set in multicolored rulings on a blue ground with gold floral motifs.

Inscription(s)

Recto: "Mula Jami."

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

Copyright with museum

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