Folio from a Gulistan (Rosegarden) by Sa’di; verso: Sa’di’s companion frightened by tribes from the hills; recto: text

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Morad (born ca. 1645)
Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, Text dated 1468, illustration repainted ca. 1645
Medium
Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (page): 24.6 x 16 cm (9 11/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran and India
Credit Line
Gift of the Art and History Trust in honor of Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number
F1998.5.85
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
arrow, bow, Gulistan, India, Iran, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658), sword, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Shah Tahmasp (reigned 1524-1576), Persia [1]

From at least 1558
Akbar (reigned 1556-1605), India, from at least 1558 [2]

Mughal Imperial Library [3]

From at least 1644
Jahan-ara, daughter of Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658), from at least 1644 [4]

Marquis of Bute, England [5]

To 1998
The Art and History Trust, Liechtenstein, to 1998

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by the Art and History Trust in 1998 [6]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 1, Massumeh Farhad, March 16, 1998, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1. Shah-Jahan, was the grandson of Akbar.

[5] According to Curatorial Note 3 in the object record.

[6] The Art and History Trust was established in 1991 by Abolala Soudavar and his family of distinguished bibliophiles. Gathered over a period of some thirty years, the collection is presently on long-term loan to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. However, this particular manuscript was given in honor of Ezzat-Malek Soudavar to the Freer Gallery of Art on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary (see Curatorial Note 3, Massumeh Farhad, August 18, 1998, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658)
Shah Tahmasp 1524 - 1576
Akbar reigned 1556-1605
The Art and History Trust
Mughal Imperial Library

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 148-151.
  • Abolala Soudavar Milo Cleveland Beach. Art of the Persian Court: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. New York. cat. 136, p. 338.
  • John Seyller. Journal of the David Collection. vol. 3, Copenhagen. pp. 130-159, fig. 4.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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