Folio from Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492)

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with floral motifs, silhouetted against a brown background. The verso is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with mythical birds, hares, deer and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a brown background.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1557
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.2 x 15 cm (9 15/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1936.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
ibex, illumination, Iran, phoenix, rabbit, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1936
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [1]

From 1936
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] See undated folder sheet note, object folder F1936.9, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See also, Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874?-1955

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with floral motifs, silhouetted against a brown background. The verso is set in gold, blue and black rulings on a paper with mythical birds, hares, deer and landscape motifs, silhouetted against a brown background.

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