Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi (d. circa 1382); recto: The nuptials of Mihr and Nahid

Detached folio from a bound copy of Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: The nuptials of Mihr and Nahid; verso: blank; one of a group of 6: the manuscript (F1932.3a-b) and 5 detached folios are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ibrahim Khalil
Historical period(s)
Shaybanid dynasty, Uzbek period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19.3 x 12.2 cm (7 5/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
lovers, Mihr, Mushtari, Uzbek period (1500 - 1598), Uzbekistan
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a bound copy of Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: The nuptials of Mihr and Nahid; verso: blank; one of a group of 6: the manuscript (F1932.3a-b) and 5 detached folios are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Encyclopædia Iranica. 14 vols., London and Boston. vol. II, fasc. 8: p. 803.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book III: Exhibition of September 5, 1933. Washington, September 5, 1933. .
  • Wiebke Walther. Die Frau im Islam [Women in Islam]. Leipzig and Montclair, New Jersey, 1980-1981. pl. 83.
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans. 2 vols, Leipzig. pl. 80.
  • Oleg Akimushkin, Priscilla P. Soucek. The Arts of the Book in Central Asia: 14th - 16th Centuries. London and Paris. pl. 62.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 28, p. 10.
  • B. W. Robinson. Persian Drawings from the 14th through the 19th Century. Drawings of the Masters New York. pp.30, 121, 140, pl. 89.
  • 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. 123,, pl. 80, no. 106d.
  • Ernst Grube. The World of Islam. Landmarks of the World's Art London. p. 124, pl. 77.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach, Glenn D. Lowry. Early Mughal Painting. The Polsky Lectures in London and Southeast Asian Art and Archeology London and Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 131, 133, fig. 91.
  • A.M. Kevorkian. Les Jardins du Desir: Sept Siecles de Peinture Persane. Paris. pp. 196-197.
  • Abolala Soudavar, Milo Cleveland Beach. Art of the Persian Court: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. New York. p. 208.
  • Volkmar Enderlein. Islamische Kunst. Dresden. p. 231.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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