Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa’di (d.1291)

Manuscript; Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa’di; Ottoman in black nasta’liq script with blue, gold, and white headings; 153 folios, a sarlawh (fol. 2verso), 2 paintings (103recto and 110 recto), and one dated colophon (fol. 153verso); standard page:13 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in dark-brown leather over paper pasteboards with a gold central scalloped medallion and cornerpieces. The doublures are of red leather with a central medallion in a blue ground.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Rajab b. Khayr al-Din
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 16th century
Medium
opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19.1 x 11.8 cm (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1949.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Gulistan, nasta'liq script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Manuscript; Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa'di; Ottoman in black nasta'liq script with blue, gold, and white headings; 153 folios, a sarlawh (fol. 2verso), 2 paintings (103recto and 110 recto), and one dated colophon (fol. 153verso); standard page:13 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in dark-brown leather over paper pasteboards with a gold central scalloped medallion and cornerpieces. The doublures are of red leather with a central medallion in a blue ground.

Inscription(s)

Colophon: folio 153verso:
"This noble manuscript was written by Rajab b. Khayr al-Din, may [he and his father] be pardoned. Year [ A.H.] 772 (or 773, [ A.D. 1370-71 or 1371-72]."

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