Colophon folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold), firstdaftar (book) in the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d.1492)

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Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) first daftar from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; one of eight colophons from the Haft awrang (F1946.12.46 recto, F1946.12.69 verso, F1946.12.83 verso, F1946.12.139 recto, F1946.12.181 recto, F1946.12.199 recto, F1946.12.224 verso, F1946.12.272 recto); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text; seal impression; gold and black inscription; gold column dividers; square panels with diagonal hemistichs and triangular verse illuminations; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; verso: blank; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on a cream ground with gold floral motifs.

Maker(s)
Artist: Signed by Malik al-Daylami
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, October 1556 (Dhu'l- hijja 963 A.H.)
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
F1946.12.46
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Haft awrang, illumination, India, 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 from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) first daftar from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; one of eight colophons from the Haft awrang (F1946.12.46 recto, F1946.12.69 verso, F1946.12.83 verso, F1946.12.139 recto, F1946.12.181 recto, F1946.12.199 recto, F1946.12.224 verso, F1946.12.272 recto); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text; seal impression; gold and black inscription; gold column dividers; square panels with diagonal hemistichs and triangular verse illuminations; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; verso: blank; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on a cream ground with gold floral motifs.

Inscription(s)

Bottom page rectangular-triangular panels: "The first book (daftar) of the Silsilat al-dhahab was written by the high order of his highness, the celebrated, the successful, the world-mastering Khusraw (a Sasanian king known for his justice) as mighty as the heavens, the just, the perfect, the virtuous Abu'l-Fath Sultan Ibrahim Mirza al-Husayni al-Safavi, by the hand of the lowly (and) lowliest of his servants Malik al-Daylami in Dhu'l-hijja the year [A.H.] 963, [A.D. October 1556] in the holy, the sublime Mashhad."

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

Copyright with museum

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