Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492)

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and black rulings on a brown ground with horse, rock, landscape, and bird motifs. The verso is set in gold, green, and black rulings on a brown ground with floral rinceaux and feline heads devouring antelopes, mounted on red-brown paper.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1557
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.1 x 14.8 cm (9 7/8 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1947.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
antelope, flower, illumination, Iran, landscape, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Arthur Upham Pope

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and black rulings on a brown ground with horse, rock, landscape, and bird motifs. The verso is set in gold, green, and black rulings on a brown ground with floral rinceaux and feline heads devouring antelopes, mounted on red-brown paper.

Published References
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Miniaturmalerei im Islamischen Orient. Die Kunst des Ostens Berlin. pl. 71.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre Mme. Maria Sarre. Katalog der Austellung im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut. Frankfurt am Main. cat. 315.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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