Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d.1390); recto: text; verso: Layla and Majnun at school

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Detached folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; painting from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, Layla and Majnun at school; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, two columns, thirteen lines; verso: illustration and text, Layla and Majnun at school; one of a group of two folios.
Border: the text is set in red, gold and black rulings on a paper with landscape and animal motifs; the painting (from a Khamsa) is placed over the text panel (from a Divan) on a paper with stenciled floral motifs.

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Historical period(s)
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty, Turkmen period, ca.1490
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.3 x 16.8 cm (10 3/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Probably Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.289
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty (1378 - 1501), Henri Vever collection, Iran, Layla, Majnun, reading, school, teacher, teaching, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; painting from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, Layla and Majnun at school; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, two columns, thirteen lines; verso: illustration and text, Layla and Majnun at school; one of a group of two folios.
Border: the text is set in red, gold and black rulings on a paper with landscape and animal motifs; the painting (from a Khamsa) is placed over the text panel (from a Divan) on a paper with stenciled floral motifs.

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. 241, p. 212.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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