Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) in the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d. 1492); recto: The dervish picks up his beloved's hair from the hammam floor; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 34.2 x 23.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Jami (died 1492)
  • Description

    Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) second daftar from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: the dervish picks up his beloved's hair from the hammam floor; verso; text; illuminated heading in red and black; gold column dividers; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
    Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on cream-colored paper with gold floral motifs; the verso is set in multicolored rulings on blue ground with gold floral motifs.
  • Provenance

    To 1946
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1946
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also, Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Seven Thrones of Jami: A Princely Manuscript from Iran (June 28, 1997 to March 29, 1998)
    Exhibition of Persian Art (April to May 1940)
    Untitled Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Detroit, 1930 (1930)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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