Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410)

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Historical period(s)
Jalayirid dynasty, circa 1400
Ink, color and gold on paper
H x W: 30 x 20.3 cm (11 13/16 x 8 in)
Iran or Iraq, Tabriz or Baghdad
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


illumination, Iran, Iraq, Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)

To 1932
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York in 1932 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. For further information in connection with this purchase see letter to Dr. Hirsch written by M. Aga-Oglu, January 4, 1932, Letter File (Hirsch).

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874?-1955

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: p. 1988.
  • Fredrik Robert Martin, Sir Thomas W. Arnold. Miniatures from the Period of Timur: In an MS. of the Poems of Sultan Ahmad Jalair. Vienna. p. 6ff, 16 pls..
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 1-7, p. 14.
  • Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. p. 63, no. 36, pl. LXXIV A.
  • Basil Gray. Fourteenth Century Illustrations of the Kalilah and Dimnah. vol. 7, no. 2 Ann Arbor. p. 140.
  • The Arts of Persia. New Haven and London. p. 236, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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