string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1947.19" Second volume of a Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal'ami (died ca. 992-997) - National Museum of Asian Art

Second volume of a Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal'ami (died ca. 992-997)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

    Probably Iraq
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 41.2 x 29 cm (16 1/4 x 11 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Manuscript; Tarikhnama (Book of history) by Bal'ami, volume II; Persian in black naskhi script; headings in red; 205 folios with 8 paintings (fols. 18 recto, 30verso, 53 recto, 61verso, 84 recto, 97 recto, 158 recto, 181verso); blank folios:1-12 and 188-205; seal; marginalia (fols. 168 recto, 183 recto); marginal corrections (fols. 97 recto, 141 recto, 161 recto, 179 recto); one of a group of 3: volume I, folios 79, and 84, bound within volume II, are accessioned separately as (F1957.16, F1930.21); standard page:33 lines of text.
    Binding: The manuscript, which was bound in a worn leather cover, is now bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards; the lower and upper covers both have a border of multiple fillets.
  • Inscriptions

    Folio 168recto: Historical account on Abbaseh's love for Ja'far Barmaki.
    Folio 183recto: Historical account on characteristics of Mu'tasem Belah.
  • Provenance

    To 1947
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1947
    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

    Exhibition of Persian painting, Paris, 1912 (1912)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

    Probably Iraq
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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