Folio from a Majma’ al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru (died 1430); recto: Jesus and Sam; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma’ al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text: Jesus and Sam, nineteen lines; verso: text: standard page, thirty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.

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Historical period(s)
Timurid period, ca.1426
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 42.9 x 33.3 cm (16 7/8 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
Historic Iran, present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.132
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, Henri Vever collection, history, Jesus Christ, Sam, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma' al-tavarikh (Compendium of chronicles) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text: Jesus and Sam, nineteen lines; verso: text: standard page, thirty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.

Published References
  • Tabbagh Frères. Publication title unknown. cat. 144, p. 23, pl. XI.
  • 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. 166, pp. 131-132.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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