Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: illustration: Khusraw discovers Shirin bathing; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1400
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 16.3 x 15.3 cm (6 7/16 x 6 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1931.32
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1931.32

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani
  • Description

    Detached folio from the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration: Khusraw discovers Shirin bathing; verso: text, 4 columns, 23 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
    Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, green and blue rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Provenance

    To 1931
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1931 [1]
    From 1931
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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