Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); recto: Egyptian women overwhelmed by Yusuf's beauty; verso: text, Egyptian women cut their hands at the sight of Yusuf's beauty

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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1525
  • Geography

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 26.6 x 15.9 cm (10 1/2 x 6 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Jami (died 1492)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Yusuf and Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration: Egyptian women overwhelmed by Yusuf's beauty; verso: text: Egyptian women cut their hands at the sight of Yusuf's beauty, two columns, 14 lines.
    Border: The recto is set in red, blue, green, and black rulings on cream-colored paper; the verso is set in black and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
  • Origin

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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