Folio from an unidentified text

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Detached folio from an unidentified manuscript; Persian in black, blue and gold nasta’liq script; text, Advice on healthy life habits; one column; 8 lines of text.
Border: Text is set in blue, gold and red rulings in an illuminated inner frame and an outer frame with gold floral motifs and marginal designs mounted on a board.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, Second half 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.6 x 37 cm (9 11/16 x 14 9/16 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
S1986.71
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), 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 an unidentified manuscript; Persian in black, blue and gold nasta'liq script; text, Advice on healthy life habits; one column; 8 lines of text.
Border: Text is set in blue, gold and red rulings in an illuminated inner frame and an outer frame with gold floral motifs and marginal designs mounted on a board.

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. 294, p. 257.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum