Folio from a Layla u-Majnun by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text, Layla searches for Majnun

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text: Layla searches for Majnun, 4 columns, 19 lines; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Turkmen period, 1475-1500
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 x 8.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, Majnun, nasta'liq script, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508)
Provenance

To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian, New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shaykh Salim visits Majnun in the wilderness; verso: text: Layla searches for Majnun, 4 columns, 19 lines; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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