the Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d.1449)

Manuscript; A section of Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi; Persian in black nasta’liq script; 21 folios with two paintings (fols.9verso and 17recto), and a dated colophon (folio 21recto); inscriptions (folio 21recto); standard page: 2 columns; 12 lines; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 and have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold block-stamped exterior covers and red leather doublures of gold and black paper filigree over a blue ground.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Shah Mahmud Nishapuri
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1546 (953 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25 x 17.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
dervish, Iran, nasta'liq script, poems, polo, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Manuscript; A section of Guy u Chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi; Persian in black nasta'liq script; 21 folios with two paintings (fols.9verso and 17recto), and a dated colophon (folio 21recto); inscriptions (folio 21recto); standard page: 2 columns; 12 lines; folios: F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 and have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold block-stamped exterior covers and red leather doublures of gold and black paper filigree over a blue ground.

Inscription(s)

Folio 21recto: Written by the poor slave Shah Mahmud al-Shahi of Nishapur, may God pardon his sins and forgive his faults, in the month of Safar of the year A.H. 953 [1546 A.D.] of the Hijra of the Prophet, Peace upon Him, at the capital Tabriz.
End leaf: Souvenir of Abd al-Baghi, Dhu'I-Hijja 1288 [February, 1872 A.D.]

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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