Folio from Yusuf u-Zulaikha by Jami (d.1492); recto: Floral designs; verso: Animals and birds in landscape

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.2 x 15 cm (9 15/16 x 5 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Jami (died 1492)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf-u- Zulaikha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Floral designs, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: Animals and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines, one of a group of 13 folios.
    Border: The recto is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with gold floral motifs, silhouetted against a blue background. The verso is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with animal, bird, and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a blue background.
  • Provenance

    To 1936
    Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [1]
    From 1936
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [2]
    [1] See undated folder sheet note, object folder F1936.9, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Falcons: The Art of the Hunt (January 15 to July 17, 2022)
    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Jacob Hirsch (1874?-1955)
  • Origin

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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