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

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Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) third 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; illuminated heading in red and blue; gold column dividers; verso: black inscription; seal impression; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto and the verso are set in multicolored rulings on a cream ground with gold floral motifs.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Malik al-Daylami
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1559 (Ramadan 966 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
F1946.12.83
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) third 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; illuminated heading in red and blue; gold column dividers; verso: black inscription; seal impression; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto and the verso are set in multicolored rulings on a cream ground with gold floral motifs.

Inscription(s)

Colophon: bottom right: "the humble sinful servant, exiled from the regions of power and joy, Malik al-Daylami, served by completing it in the city of Qazvin, after its beginning and the greatest part of it (was done) in the illuminated, holy, sublime, sanctified, purified Mashhad. May the noblest prayers and praises be upon the gardens (tomb) of he who ennobled it (Imam Reza)."
Center: In Ramadan the year 966/ June-July 1559.
Bottom left: "by order of the library of the sultan, the just, the perfect, chosen for increased divine blessings, distinguished among sultans for the benevolence of the royal presence [Shah Tahmasp],that is, Sultan Ibrahim Mirza al-Husayni al-Safavi. May the shadows of his reign not diminish under the shadow of the shadow of God and the effects of his noble works remain magnificent among the people."

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

Copyright with museum

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