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Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Assar (died ca.1377-1390)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1570-1580
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 13.7 x 8.7 cm (5 3/8 x 3 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Manuscript; Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Assar; Persian in black nasta'liq script; illuminated headings in white; 204 folios with 1double page frontispiece (fols. 1 verso,1 recto), 1 sarlawh (fol.2 verso), and 7 paintings (23verso, 24recto, 101verso, 102recto, 116recto, 171recto); one of a group of three: manuscripts (S1986.62, S1986.39) and folio (S1986.164); standard page: 2 columns, 12 lines of text.
    Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of paper.
  • Inscriptions

    Fol. 55recto: bottom right, "work of Muhammad Qasim."
    Fol. 116recto: bottom left, "work of Muhammad Qasim."
    Fol. 116recto: bottom left, "work of Muhammad Qasim."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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