Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d.1325); Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, heading in red; recto: Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants, four columns, eleven lines of text; verso: four columns, nineteen lines, the verso of the folio has been pasted together with several pieces taken from another part of the manuscript; one of a group of seven folios.

Border: Text is within a border of colored panels.

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Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, ca. 1450 or earlier
School
Pre-Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 32.7 x 24.2 cm (12 7/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.122.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
attendant, Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), Henri Vever collection, India, Khamsa, Nizamuddin Awliya, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, text: Persian in black nasta'liq script, heading in red; recto: Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants, four columns, eleven lines of text; verso: four columns, nineteen lines, the verso of the folio has been pasted together with several pieces taken from another part of the manuscript; one of a group of seven folios.

Border: Text is within a border of colored panels.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 198, pp. 165-166.
  • Eloise Brac de la Perriere. Les manuscrits a peintures dans l'Inde des sultanats: l'exemple de la Khamse dispersee d'Amir Khosrow Dehlavi, c. 1450. vol. 56. p. 34, fig. 23.
  • B. W. Robinson. Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting: Problems and Issues. Hagop Kevorkian Series on Near Eastern Art and Civilization New York. p. 63.
  • World of Khusrau: Innovations & Contributions. .
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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