Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1548 (955 A.H)
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Fars, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1908.271
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1908.271

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Murshid al-Shirazi
  • Description

    Folio from the Haft paykar in Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: characteristics of the seven pavilions, 4 columns, 17 lines; verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; from the manuscript F1908.199.
    Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in brown leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of cream-colored paper.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Tabbagh Frères (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1908
    Tabbagh Frères, Paris, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tabbagh Frères, Paris, through the Bauer-Folsom Company, New York, in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See List of Persian Books and Paintings, S.I. 1592, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. In 1932, F1908.259-.284 were separated from F1908.199 and given their current numbers.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Fars, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Manuscript
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