Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi (d.1382)

Calligrapher: Ibrahim Khalil
Historical period(s)
Shaybanid dynasty, Uzbek period, 1523 (929 A.H.)
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 26.4 x 16.8 cm (10 3/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

illumination, nasta'liq script, Uzbek period (1500 - 1598), Uzbekistan

To 1932
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1932 [2]


[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) and Custodian(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

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. 1871.
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans. 2 vols, Leipzig. vol. 2: pl. 118a.
  • Stanley Lane-Poole. The Muhammadan Dynasties. Orientalism: Early Sources, vol. 2, reprint. London. p. 272.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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