Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Awhadi (d. 1338); verso: An encampment; recto: blank page with inscription

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan of Awhad al-Din Awhadi Kirmani; flyleaf inscription in Persian, black nasta’liq script; recto: blank page connected to flyleaf, obliterated seal, the name Riza written in hand; verso: right hand-half of a double-page frontispiece with no facing folio, An encampment.

Border: The painting is set in gold, blue, and red rulings on a paper with landscape and animal motifs.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Shah Husayn
Patron: Husayn Khan Shamlu
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1615-1616
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.9 x 16 cm (9 13/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.203
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, cow, Divan, goat, Henri Vever collection, Iran, landscape, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), tent, 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 the Divan of Awhad al-Din Awhadi Kirmani; flyleaf inscription in Persian, black nasta'liq script; recto: blank page connected to flyleaf, obliterated seal, the name Riza written in hand; verso: right hand-half of a double-page frontispiece with no facing folio, An encampment.

Border: The painting is set in gold, blue, and red rulings on a paper with landscape and animal motifs.

Inscription(s)

Recto, Divan of Hakim Awhadi; seals rubbed to near obliteration; Name Reza written in hand.

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. 59, p. 48.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum