the Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d.1449)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1546 (953 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25 x 17.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Shah Mahmud Nishapuri
  • Description

    Manuscript; A section of Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi; Persian in black nasta'liq script; 21 folios with two paintings (fols.9 verso and 17recto), and a dated colophon (folio 21recto); inscriptions (folio 21recto); standard page: 2 columns; 12 lines; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 and have been accessioned separately.
    Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold block-stamped exterior covers and red leather doublures of gold and black paper filigree over a blue ground.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Provenance

    To 1935
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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