Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (died 1209); recto: text and illustration: Shirin presents a jug of milk to Farhad; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shirin presents a jug of milk to Farhad; verso: text: four columns, nineteen lines of text; one of a group of two folios.

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Historical period(s)
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty, Turkmen period, ca. 1500
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28.3 x 16.8 cm (11 1/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.155
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty (1378 - 1501), Farhad, Henri Vever collection, horse, Iran, landscape, Shirin, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Shirin presents a jug of milk to Farhad; verso: text: four columns, nineteen lines of text; one of a group of two folios.

Published References
  • 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. 248, p. 216.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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