Folio from an unidentified text; recto: colophon, verso: A picnic in a garden

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta’liq script; right-hand half recto: text: colophon, one column, fourteen lines, verso: A picnic in a garden; facing folio (S1986.194.2); Left-hand half recto: A picnic in a garden, verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in an illuminated border with floral and geometric motifs mounted on paperboard.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Qasim Ali Shirazi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1511-12 A.D. ? (917 A.H. ?)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.1 x 20.9 cm (13 13/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.194.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
celebration, garden, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; right-hand half recto: text: colophon, one column, fourteen lines, verso: A picnic in a garden; facing folio (S1986.194.2); Left-hand half recto: A picnic in a garden, verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in an illuminated border with floral and geometric motifs mounted on paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Colophon: “written by Qasim Ali Shirazi, year [A.H.] 917 [A.D. 1511-12]."

Label

For left-hand half of manuscript see S1986.194.2

Published References
  • Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens: Ibn Sayyar al-Warrag's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook. Islamic History and Civilization, vol. 70 Leiden and Boston. pl. 32.
  • John S. Major, Betty Belanus. Caravan to America: Living Arts of the Silk Road., 1st edition. Chicago. p. 79.
  • 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. 303-304, p. 262.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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