Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209)

citation

Detached folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in white nasta’liq script; right hand half recto: blank, verso: right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, facing folio (S1986.2); left-hand half recto: left-hand half of a double page frontispiece, facing folio (S1986.1), verso: blank; introduction to the Khamsa; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text is set in illuminated border mounted on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 33 x 19.2 cm (13 x 7 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
S1986.81.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Khamsa, 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 a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in white nasta'liq script; right hand half recto: blank, verso: right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, facing folio (S1986.2); left-hand half recto: left-hand half of a double page frontispiece, facing folio (S1986.1), verso: blank; introduction to the Khamsa; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text is set in illuminated border mounted 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. 243, p. 214.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum