Folio from a Majmua' al-tawarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru (d.1430); recto: text, The third article: The Bani Umayya dynasty, Mu'awiyah ibn Abi-Sufyan, the departure of Jusrat ibn Veda'; verso: A parley between two groups of Muslim horsemen, events of the year forty-three

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1425
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 13.1 x 22.6 cm (5 3/16 x 8 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Majmua' al-tawarikh (Compendium of chronciles) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black naskhi script with red headings; recto: text: The third article: The Bani Umayya dynasty, Mu'awiyah ibn Abi-Sufyan, the departure of Jusrat ibn Veda', 30 lines; verso: illustration and text: Events of the year forty-three, A parley between two groups of Muslim horsemen; 19 lines.
    Border: The text and the painting are set in cream-colored paper.
  • Provenance

    To 1936
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1936
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
    International Exhibition of Persian Art, Pennsylvania Museum, 1926 (October to December 1926)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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