Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: text; verso: Chained lion

Detached folio from a copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (F1932.45) with selections from the work of Ibn Yamin, Omar Khayyam, and Nizami in the margins; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in white; recto: text: two columns, 12 lines with marginal verses; verso: illustration: Chained lion; one of a group of 9 detached folios (F 1932.46-54) from the bound manuscript (F1932.45); accessioned separately.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, blue, and red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Artist: Shaykhzade
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 18.8 x 29.9 cm (7 3/8 x 11 3/4 in)
Geography
Afghanistan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.52
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached Manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, lion, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

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

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

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

Notes:

[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

Description

Detached folio from a copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (F1932.45) with selections from the work of Ibn Yamin, Omar Khayyam, and Nizami in the margins; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; headings in white; recto: text: two columns, 12 lines with marginal verses; verso: illustration: Chained lion; one of a group of 9 detached folios (F 1932.46-54) from the bound manuscript (F1932.45); accessioned separately.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, blue, and red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Persia's Marvelous Miniatures. vol. 5, no. 4 Washington, November - December 1960. back cover.
  • Claude Anet. Exhibition of Persian Miniatures at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs II. vol. 22, no. 116 London, November 1912. p. 107, pl.1 B.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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