Second volume of a Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal’ami (died ca. 992-997)

citation

Manuscript; Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal’ami, volume II; Persian in black naskhi script; headings in red; 205 folios with 8 paintings (fols. 18recto, 30verso, 53recto, 61verso, 84recto, 97recto, 158recto, 181verso); blank folios:1-12 and 188-205; seal; marginalia (fols. 168recto, 183recto); marginal corrections (fols. 97recto, 141recto, 161recto, 179recto); one of a group of 3: volume I, folios 79, and 84, bound within volume II, are accessioned separately as (F1957.16, F1930.21); standard page:33 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript, which was bound in a worn leather cover, is now bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards; the lower and upper covers both have a border of multiple fillets.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.2 x 29 cm (16 1/4 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
Probably Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1947.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Balami, battle, Caliph Ali, history, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), illustrated, Iraq, Muhammad, naskh script, prophet, Tarikhnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1947
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1947
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Manuscript; Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal'ami, volume II; Persian in black naskhi script; headings in red; 205 folios with 8 paintings (fols. 18recto, 30verso, 53recto, 61verso, 84recto, 97recto, 158recto, 181verso); blank folios:1-12 and 188-205; seal; marginalia (fols. 168recto, 183recto); marginal corrections (fols. 97recto, 141recto, 161recto, 179recto); one of a group of 3: volume I, folios 79, and 84, bound within volume II, are accessioned separately as (F1957.16, F1930.21); standard page:33 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript, which was bound in a worn leather cover, is now bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards; the lower and upper covers both have a border of multiple fillets.

Inscription(s)

Folio 168recto: Historical account on Abbaseh's love for Ja'far Barmaki.

Folio 183recto: Historical account on characteristics of Mu'tasem Belah.

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

Copyright with museum

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