Folio from a Tuhfat al-Ahrar by Jami (d. 1492); recto: text with illuminated border; verso: text

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  • Period

    17th century?
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 27.9 x 17.6 cm (11 x 6 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Jami (died 1492)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) from the Haftawrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; recto: In Qutb al-Tarig Ghus al- Khalayeg Khajeh Baha al-Meleh val-Din Muhammad al-Bukhari's virtue (known as naghshband, may God sanctify his heart), two columns, fourteen lines; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines.
    Border: The recto is set in gold and blue rulings in an inner frame of gold floral scroll on a blue ground and a pink outer frame on a paper with geometric and floral motifs; the verso is set in gold and blue rulings with a gold floral scroll on cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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