Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (d.1410); recto: Landscape with two couples; verso: text

Detached folio from a Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, headings in Arabic in gold, red and blue nasta’liq; recto: Landscape with two couples, two columns, 13 lines; verso: text, two columns, 13 lines, 48 lines of marginal text; one of a group of 9: the manuscript, its separated cover (F1932.29), and 7 detached folios (F1932.30, F1932.32-37) are accessioned separately.

Historical period(s)
Jalayirid dynasty, Mongol period, ca.1400
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.5 x 20.2 cm (11 5/8 x 7 15/16 in)
Geography
Iraq, Baghdad
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
divan, Iraq, Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432), lovers, Mongol period (1220 - 1380)
Provenance

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]

Notes:

[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

Description

Detached folio from a Divan (Collected poems) by Sultan Ahmad Jalayir; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script, headings in Arabic in gold, red and blue nasta'liq; recto: Landscape with two couples, two columns, 13 lines; verso: text, two columns, 13 lines, 48 lines of marginal text; one of a group of 9: the manuscript, its separated cover (F1932.29), and 7 detached folios (F1932.30, F1932.32-37) are accessioned separately.

Published References
  • Sheila Blair. Text and Image in Medieval Persian Art. Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art Edinburgh. .
  • 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. 10, pl. 11.
  • Tomoko Masuya. Illuminations for the Divan of Sultan Ahmad Jalayir. vol. 1428 Tokyo, 2014. p. 14, fig. 3.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 2, pp. 20-21.
  • Deborah E. Klimberg Salter. A Sufi Theme in Persian Painting: The Diwan of Sultan Ahmad Gala in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Wiesbaden, 1976-1977. pp. 43-84, fig. 2.
  • Sheila R. Canby. Persian Painting. Eastern Art Series London. cat. 26, p. 48.
  • A. T. Adamova. Mediaeval Persian Painting: The Evolution of an Artistic Vision. Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series, no. 3 New York. p. 58.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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