Colophon of the Subhat al-abrar (Rosary of the Pious) in 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 from the poem (finished only in parts) “Subhat al-Abrar (“The Rosary of the Pious”)- fols. 140b-181a. This colophon gives the name of the princly parton, the name of the scribe, Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri, the date, first of Dhu’l-Hijja 963 (October 6th, 1556), and the place of production, Mashhad.

Folio 181 part of signature of folios 179-186.
Folio 181 attached to folio 184.

Maker(s)
Artist: Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri
Patron: Sultan Ibrahim Mirza
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, I Dhu'l-hija 963 (6 October 1556)
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
F1946.12.181
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
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 from the poem (finished only in parts) "Subhat al-Abrar ("The Rosary of the Pious")- fols. 140b-181a. This colophon gives the name of the princly parton, the name of the scribe, Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri, the date, first of Dhu'l-Hijja 963 (October 6th, 1556), and the place of production, Mashhad.

Folio 181 part of signature of folios 179-186.
Folio 181 attached to folio 184.

Inscription(s)

Translation of the colophon:
It has reached the frontiers of completeness by the order of the library of his highness, the lord, the world keeper, just in his works, the glorifier of rule, the world, and religion, Ibrahim Mirza, may God protect his kingdom and his rule. Written by his humble, supplicant servant, Shah-Mahmud al-Nishapuri, may god forgive his sins and conceal his faults, at the beginning of the month of Dhu'l-hijja, the year 963/ early October 1556 of the Prophet's hegira, in the holy, illustrious, blessed Mashhad, salutations and praise be upon it.

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

Copyright with museum

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