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: 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and blue rulings on a paper with floral rinceaux inlaid in tan-colored paper. The verso is set in gold, green, and blue rulings on a tan-colored paper with lions, foxes, and various birds in a landscape painted in gold.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1557
School
Qazvin School
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.2 x 14.9 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
F1947.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
animal, flower, illumination, Iran, landscape, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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: 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13 folios.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and blue rulings on a paper with floral rinceaux inlaid in tan-colored paper. The verso is set in gold, green, and blue rulings on a tan-colored paper with lions, foxes, and various birds in a landscape painted in gold.

Published References
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Mme. Maria Louise Sarre. Katalog der Austellung im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut. Frankfurt am Main. cat. 315.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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