Album folio; A winter scene, A Sufi and courtier conversing at a shrine

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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid-16th century
  • Geography

    Qazvin or Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 32.8 x 22.6 cm (12 15/16 x 8 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1946.13
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1946.13

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from an unidentified text; A Sufi and courtier conversing at a shrine; text: Persian in black and red nasta'liq script.
    Border: The painting is set in red, blue and gold rulings mounted on paperboard with floral designs and calligraphic panels.
  • Inscriptions

    "That one who has suffered torment in the lane of separation and who has been scorched by the love of the sun-faced ones comes to the master of love and declares his condition, but before he hears the answer from the master he dies from the severity of the weather and extreme cold."
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Near Eastern Ceramics (May 14, 1981 to May 10, 1985)
    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
    Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
    2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Pottery (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Special Exhibition of Persian Art (May 1, 1960 to August 11, 1961)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Special Exhibition, Near Eastern Art (September 15, 1953 to February 9, 1954)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Arts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Islamic Art (November 3, 1944 to February 4, 1945)
    Exhibition of Islamic Art (February 24 to March 22, 1937)
    A Special Exhibition of Persian Art (January 6 to 27, 1935)
    Untitled Exhibition, University of Michigan, 1935 (1935)
  • Origin

    Qazvin or Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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