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

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Folio of text from a manuscript of the Haft awrang (Seven thrones). Recto: text; verso: blank.
Colophon from the poem “Laila wa-Majnun” (“Laila and Majnun”)- fols.225b-272a, composed in 889H/1484. The colophon gives the name of the princely patron, the name of the scribe Muhibb ‘Ali, the date, first of Shawwal 972 (May 2nd, 1556), and the place of writing, Herat.

Folio 272 part of signature of folios 265-272.
Folio 272 attached to folio 265

Maker(s)
Artist: Muhhib Ali
Patron: Sultan Ibrahim Mirza
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 972 (1565)
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
F1946.12.272
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, illumination, Iran, Majnun, 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 "Laila wa-Majnun" ("Laila and Majnun")- fols.225b-272a, composed in 889H/1484. The colophon gives the name of the princely patron, the name of the scribe Muhibb 'Ali, the date, first of Shawwal 972 (May 2nd, 1556), and the place of writing, Herat.

Folio 272 part of signature of folios 265-272.
Folio 272 attached to folio 265

Inscription(s)

Translation of the colophon:
The writing of Laili u Majnun was finished by the order of his highness, as mighty as Jamshid in his success at conquering kingdoms, governing the world, and dispensing beneficence, Abu'l-Fath Sultan Ibrahim Mirza, may God perpetuate the shadow of his magnificence. Muhibb-Ali, the least of the servants of God, the self-sufficient, was engaged in its writing. In the abode of the government Herat, at the beginning of the month of Shawwal, it came to a good and auspicious end, the year 972/ early May 1565.

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

Copyright with museum

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