Folio from Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492)

Folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Persian in black nasta’liq script on gold-flecked paper; heading in red; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and blue rulings in a margin with bird and floral motifs; the verso is set in gold, green, and blue rulings in a margin with landscape and animal motifs.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1557
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.4 x 15 cm (10 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1953.73
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
flower, illumination, Iran, landscape, nasta'liq script, rose, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Persian in black nasta'liq script on gold-flecked paper; heading in red; recto: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; verso: text, 2 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 13.
Border: The recto is set in gold, green, and blue rulings in a margin with bird and floral motifs; the verso is set in gold, green, and blue rulings in a margin with landscape and animal motifs.

Published References
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Mme. Maria Louise Sarre. Katalog der Austellung im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut. Frankfurt am Main. cat. 314.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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