Colophon of Yusuf u Zulaykha from a Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d. 1492)

citation

Folio of text from a manuscript of the Haft awrang (Seven thrones). Recto: text; verso: blank.
Colophon of the poem “Yusuf u-Zulaikha” (“Joseph and Zulaikha”) -fols. 84b-139a. This colophon gives the name of the princely patron, the scribe, Muhibb ‘Ali, the librarian (kitabdar), the date, Majab 12th, 964 (May 11th, 1557), and the place of production, Mashhad.

Folio 139 part of signature of folios 139-146
Folio 139 single folio

Maker(s)
Artist: Muhhib Ali
Patron: Sultan Ibrahim Mirza
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, Iz Rjab 964 (12 May 1557)
School
Khurasan School
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
F1946.12.139
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
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 of text from a manuscript of the Haft awrang (Seven thrones). Recto: text; verso: blank.
Colophon of the poem "Yusuf u-Zulaikha" ("Joseph and Zulaikha") -fols. 84b-139a. This colophon gives the name of the princely patron, the scribe, Muhibb 'Ali, the librarian (kitabdar), the date, Majab 12th, 964 (May 11th, 1557), and the place of production, Mashhad.

Folio 139 part of signature of folios 139-146
Folio 139 single folio

Inscription(s)

Translation of the colophon:
(It was) finished with the help of God the highest, by order of the kitabkhana of his highness, the illustrious, who is majestic as the heavens, as renowned as the sun, Abu'l-Fath Sultan Ibrahim Mirza (in gold). May god the most high perpetuate the days of his rule and justice. The twelfth of the venerable (month of) Rajab in the year 964/ 11 May 1557, by the hand of the lowly servant Muhibb-Ali the librarian, in the holy, the illustrious, the purified Mashhad. The end.

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

Copyright with museum

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