Folio from Yusuf u-Zulaikha by Jami (d.1492); recto: a lion, a simurgh and birds in landscape; verso: grape vine and bird motifs

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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)
  • Accession Number



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: text, a lion, a simurgh and birds in landscape, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, grape vine and bird motifs, 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
    Border: The recto is set in gold rulings on a paper with lion, phoenix, bird and landscape motifs. The verso is set in gold rulings on a paper with grape vine and bird motifs.
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945), Berlin. [1]
    To 1937
    Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [2]
    From 1937
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [3]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre (1865-1945)
    Dr. Jacob Hirsch (1874?-1955)
  • Origin

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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