Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by ‘Assar (died ca.1377-1390)

Manuscript; Mihr u Mushtari (the Sun and Jupiter) by Assar; Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in gold; 233 folios, flyleaf with inscription, a double-page frontispiece (fol. 1verso, 2recto), 3 paintings (117recto,146verso, 161verso), inscriptions and dated colophon (fol. 233recto); seals (flyleaf, and 233recto); standard page: 2 columns, 11 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with a scalloped central medallion and corner pieces. The doublures are of brown leather filigree over a blue paper ground.

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Maker(s)
Author: Shaykh Murshid al-Katib 'Assar
Historical period(s)
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty, Turkmen period, 1477 (882 A.H.)
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.1 x 12.2 cm (7 15/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1949.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty (1378 - 1501), illumination, Iran, Jupiter, Mushtari, nasta'liq script, sun, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Manuscript; Mihr u Mushtari (the Sun and Jupiter) by Assar; Persian in black nasta'liq script; headings in gold; 233 folios, flyleaf with inscription, a double-page frontispiece (fol. 1verso, 2recto), 3 paintings (117recto,146verso, 161verso), inscriptions and dated colophon (fol. 233recto); seals (flyleaf, and 233recto); standard page: 2 columns, 11 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with a scalloped central medallion and corner pieces. The doublures are of brown leather filigree over a blue paper ground.

Inscription(s)

Colophon: fol. 233 recto:
"The book was finished with God's help and assistance in the year [A.H.] 882,
[A.D. 1477-78] in Shiraz. Written by Shaykh Murshid the scribe, may [God] forgive his faults. Amen."

Published References
  • Norah M. Titley. Shiraz and Isfahan: Persian Miniatures of the 1470's, Some Unpublished Manuscripts. vol. 20, no. 1, Spring 1974. pp. 52-69, fig. 10.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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