Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sacred conversation; verso: text: On the composing of this book

Detached folio from a the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration, The Prophet Muhammad, Ali and twelve companions, obliterated seal; verso: text, On the composing of this book, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, blue, and green rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.7 x 15.4 cm (7 3/8 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Caliph Ali, Iran, Khusraw, Muhammad, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shirin
Provenance

To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), 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. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Detached folio from a the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration, The Prophet Muhammad, Ali and twelve companions, obliterated seal; verso: text, On the composing of this book, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, blue, and green rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

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