Colophon of the Tuftat al-ahrar (Gift of the Noble) from a Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d. 1492)

citation

Folio of text from a manuscript of the Haft awrang (Seven thrones).
Colophon from the poem “Tufhat al-Ahrar” (“The Gift of the Nobles”)-fols.200b-224b, composed in 886/1481. The colophon gives the name of the scribe, Rustam ‘Ali, and the date first of Shawwal 963 (August 8th, 1556).

Folio 224 part of signature of folios 219-226.
Folio 224 attached to folio 221.

Maker(s)
Artist: Rustam Ali
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 8 August 1556 (Shaw wal 963)
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
F1946.12.224
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).
Colophon from the poem "Tufhat al-Ahrar" ("The Gift of the Nobles")-fols.200b-224b, composed in 886/1481. The colophon gives the name of the scribe, Rustam 'Ali, and the date first of Shawwal 963 (August 8th, 1556).

Folio 224 part of signature of folios 219-226.
Folio 224 attached to folio 221.

Inscription(s)

Translation of the colophon:
Written by the servant Rustam-Ali, may God forgive his sins and conceal his faults, at the beginning of the month of Shawwal, the year 963/ early August 1556.

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

Copyright with museum

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