Folio from a Falnama (Book of omens), recto: Joseph enthroned; verso: text

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Falnama (Book of omens); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration: Joseph enthroned; verso: text: Augury praising Joseph’s majesty and beauty and promising the seeker all manner of good things, including the power to meet the needs of family and friends, one column, eleven lines; one of a group of twenty folios.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, mid 1550s-early 1560s
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 59.4 x 44.4 cm (23 3/8 x 17 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.255
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript, Painting
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Falnama, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Joseph, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), sura 12, throne, 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 Falnama (Book of omens); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration: Joseph enthroned; verso: text: Augury praising Joseph’s majesty and beauty and promising the seeker all manner of good things, including the power to meet the needs of family and friends, one column, eleven lines; one of a group of twenty folios.

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Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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