Folio from a Guy u chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet) by Arifi (d. 1449): The dervish and the shah on the polo field: A scene in a polo field

Bound folio within the manuscript: Guy u chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet); recto: The dervish and the shah on the polo field; A scene in a polo field; verso: text; F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 which have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The painting is set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Shah Mahmud Nishapuri
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, late 16th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19.5 x 12.2 cm (7 11/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript bound folio

Keywords
dervish, game playing, Iran, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), polo, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Turkey, 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

Bound folio within the manuscript: Guy u chawgan (The ball and the polo-mallet); recto: The dervish and the shah on the polo field; A scene in a polo field; verso: text; F1935.19 and F1935.20 are parts of the manuscript F1935.18 which have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The painting is set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. pl. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. appendix 3, pl. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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