Matla’ al-sa’dayn va majma’ al- bahrayn (the Rise of the stars and the junction of the two seas) by Abd al-Razzaq ibn Ishaq al-Samarqandi (d.1482)

Manuscript; Matla’ al-sa’dayn va majma’ al-bahrayn (the Rise of the stars and the junction of the two seas) by Abd-al- Razzaq ibn Ishaq al-Samarqandi; second volume; Persian in black, red, and gold nasta’liq script; 276 folios with 1 sarlawh (folio 1 verso), 18 paintings, and 1 colophon (folio 276 recto); seals (fols. 1, 21 recto); inscription (folio 1 recto); standard page, one column, 22 lines.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in black leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling and a border of multiple fillets. The doublures are of red leather with a border of multiple gold fillets.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1670
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 38.8 x 24.6 cm (15 1/4 x 9 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.278
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1907
Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), London, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, pg. 90, and Miscellaneous section of Inventory, S.I. 1590, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (C.L. Freer source) 1839 - 1914
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript; Matla' al-sa'dayn va majma' al-bahrayn (the Rise of the stars and the junction of the two seas) by Abd-al- Razzaq ibn Ishaq al-Samarqandi; second volume; Persian in black, red, and gold nasta'liq script; 276 folios with 1 sarlawh (folio 1 verso), 18 paintings, and 1 colophon (folio 276 recto); seals (fols. 1, 21 recto); inscription (folio 1 recto); standard page, one column, 22 lines.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in black leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling and a border of multiple fillets. The doublures are of red leather with a border of multiple gold fillets.

Inscription(s)

Fly leaf: the book of Matla' al-Sa'dayan, illustrated, large-format paper, Samarqandi paper, illuminated, black leather with gold torangic ornamental loop.
Seal:Ibn Abu al-Fath Muhammad Reza [?].
Colophon.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum