Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); Zulaykha bound by the golden chain

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf and Zulaykha from the Haft awrang by Jami; Zulaykha bound by a golden chain; text panels in Persian nasta’liq script.
Border: The painting is set in a gold, blue, and white rulings mounted on a paperboard with gold floral motifs.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1570-1580
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 15.2 × 9.1 cm (6 × 3 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.205
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
bondage, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman, WWII-era provenance, Zulaykha
Provenance

To 1911
Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France. [1]

From 1911 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Reza Khan Monif, Paris, France on November 7, 1911. [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 406. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 231.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Reiza Khan Monif
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf and Zulaykha from the Haft awrang by Jami; Zulaykha bound by a golden chain; text panels in Persian nasta'liq script.
Border: The painting is set in a gold, blue, and white rulings mounted on a paperboard with gold floral motifs.

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. 188, p. 160.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum