string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1932.53" Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: wine shop; verso: text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: wine shop; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1523-24 (930 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 30 x 18.7 cm (11 13/16 x 7 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Sultan Muhammad Nur
  • Artist

  • Description

    Detached folio from a copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (F1932.45) with selections from the work of Ibn Yamin, Omar Khayyam, and Nizami in the margins; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration: Wine shop; verso: text: two columns, 12 lines; one of a group of 9 detached folios (F1932.46-54) from the bound manuscript (F1932.45); accessioned separately.
    Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Inscriptions

    On the spandrel: "Oh opener of the doors."
  • Provenance

    To 1931
    Claude Anet (1868-1931), Paris to 1931 [1]
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), acquired in Paris, March 21, 1932 [2]
    From 1932
    Freer Gallery of Art, puchased from Hagop Kevorkian in 1932 [3]
    [1] Object file, folder sheet note.
    [2] See Hagop Kevorkian's letter to Mr. Lodge, dated March 25, 1932 Paris, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Near Eastern Art (June 5, 1964 to August 18, 1967)
    Persian Art (January 1, 1963 to September 3, 1963)
    Special Exhibition Afghanistan (September 3, 1963 to June 5, 1964)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, Pottery, Metalwork, and Glass (April 12, 1955 to November 21, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Arts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Paintings (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian Paintings and Ceramics (May 5, 1933 to January 9, 1945)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Claude Anet (1868-1931)
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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