Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); verso: frontispiece; recto: inscription and seals

Artist: Shaykhzade
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (fl. as early as 1494)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 29.9 x 18.8 cm (11 3/4 x 7 3/8 in)
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

Afghanistan, illumination, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)

To 1931
Claude Anet (1868-1931), Paris to 1931 [1]

Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), acquired in Paris, March 21, 1932 [2]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, puchased from Hagop Kevorkian in 1932 [3]


[1] Object file, folder sheet note.

[2] See Hagop Kevorkian's letter to Mr. Lodge, dated March 25, 1932 Paris, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Claude Anet 1868 - 1931
Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Benjamin Rowland, Laurence Sickman, H. G. Henderson, Robert Treat Paine, Richard Ettinghausen, Eric Schroeder. The University Prints. Oriental Art Series O 4 vols. Newton, Massachusetts, 1938-1941. Section 4: Iranian and Islamic Art, pl. 572.
  • Dr. Massumeh Farhad Serpil Bagci. Falnama: The Book of Omens. Exh. cat. Washington, October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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