Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d. 1209); verso: Nushirwan listens to the owls; recto: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: The story of Nushirwan the Righteous, four columns, fifteen lines of text; verso: Nushirwan listens to the owls; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Turkmen period, circa 1505
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28.1 x 16.4 cm (11 1/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.157a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Nushirvan, owl, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), 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 Nizami, text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: The story of Nushirwan the Righteous, four columns, fifteen lines of text; verso: Nushirwan listens to the owls; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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. 247, p. 216.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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