Folio from Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (died 1492)

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.3 x 15.1 cm (9 15/16 x 5 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Author

    Jami (died 1492)
  • Description

    Folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Persian in black nasta'liq script on gold-flecked paper; heading in red; recto: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text: 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13.
    Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and black rulings in a margin with birds, floral, and leaf scrolls. The verso is set in gold, green, and black rulings in a margin with lions, bulls, foxes, rabbits,and birds in a landscape.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Nastaliq Calligraphy (September 23, 1982 to January 20, 1984)
  • Origin

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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