Divan shu’r al-Hadira (The collected verses of al-Hadira)

Manuscript; Divan Shu’r al-Hadira (The collected verses of al-Hadira); text: Arabic in black naskh and thuluth scripts; 13 folios with a title page (folio 1recto), and 1 dated, signed colophon (folio 13verso); seal (folio 1recto); standard page: one column, 9 lines of text.
Border: The manuscript is bound in dark brown leather over pasteboards with gold tooling and doublures of red leather.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ya'qut al-Musta'simi
Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, February 1283 (781 A.H.)
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.7 x 20.5 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.28
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Iran, Iraq, naskh script, poems, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1937
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; Divan Shu'r al-Hadira (The collected verses of al-Hadira); text: Arabic in black naskh and thuluth scripts; 13 folios with a title page (folio 1recto), and 1 dated, signed colophon (folio 13verso); seal (folio 1recto); standard page: one column, 9 lines of text.
Border: The manuscript is bound in dark brown leather over pasteboards with gold tooling and doublures of red leather.

Inscription(s)

Colophon, folio 13 verso: "written by Yaqut in the month of Dhu'l-qa'da in the year [A.H.] 781 [February 1283 A.D].

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