Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) in the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d. 1492); recto: a depraved man commits bestiality and is berated by Satan; verso: text

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Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: A depraved man commits bestiality and is berated by Satan; verso: text, illuminated headings in blue and red, gold column dividers, four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on cream-colored paper with gold floral motifs; the verso is set in multicolored rulings on a paper stenciled in pink, outlined in gold.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Malik al-Daylami
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1556-1565
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
F1946.12.30
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
camel, fiddle, flute, goat, Haft awrang, India, nasta'liq script, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Satan, tambourine, 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; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: A depraved man commits bestiality and is berated by Satan; verso: text, illuminated headings in blue and red, gold column dividers, four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on cream-colored paper with gold floral motifs; the verso is set in multicolored rulings on a paper stenciled in pink, outlined in gold.

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

Copyright with museum

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