Tree studies: illustrations from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree; verso: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves and fruits

Mounted with F1937.39. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree, 2 lines, 3 paintings; verso: illustration and text: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves and fruits, 4 lines, 2 paintings; one of a group of three folios.

Historical period(s)
Mongol period or Timurid period, Probably 14th century
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 x 11.3 cm (3 9/16 x 4 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.38
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), mulberry tree, olive tree, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Mounted with F1937.39. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi ala'i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree, 2 lines, 3 paintings; verso: illustration and text: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves and fruits, 4 lines, 2 paintings; one of a group of three folios.

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