Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; (d.1325); recto: A couple converse; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, text: Persian in black nasta’liq script with red heading; recto: illustration and text: A couple converse, four columns, thirteen lines; verso: text, four columns, twenty lines; one of a group of seven folios. The folio has been pasted together with pieces taken from another part of the manuscript.
Border: Text is within a border of colored panels.

Maker(s)
Author: Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (1253-1325)
Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, ca. 1450 or earlier
School
Pre-Mughal School
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 33.5 x 25.3 cm (13 3/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.121a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), Henri Vever collection, India, Khamsa, nasta'liq script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, text: Persian in black nasta'liq script with red heading; recto: illustration and text: A couple converse, four columns, thirteen lines; verso: text, four columns, twenty lines; one of a group of seven folios. The folio has been pasted together with pieces taken from another part of the manuscript.
Border: Text is within a border of colored panels.

Published References
  • Eloise Brac de la Perriere. Les manuscrits a peintures dans l'Inde des sultanats: l'exemple de la Khamse dispersee d'Amir Khosrow Dehlavi, c. 1450. vol. 56. p. 33, fig. 22.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 1C, p. 43.
  • B. W. Robinson. Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting: Problems and Issues. Hagop Kevorkian Series on Near Eastern Art and Civilization New York. p. 63.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 195, pp. 164-165, 167.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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