Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; recto: Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions; verso: text

Detached folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; painting from a dispersed copy of Haft paykar from the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami mounted on a folio from a Divan of Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions; verso: text, four columns, thirteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and green rulings on a paper with landscape, floral and animal motifs.

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Historical period(s)
Turkmen period, circa 1490
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.3 x 16.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 9/16 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
S1986.220
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript, Painting
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, Henri Vever collection, hero, Iran, lion, throne, Turkmen period (1378 - 1508), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; painting from a dispersed copy of Haft paykar from the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami mounted on a folio from a Divan of Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions; verso: text, four columns, thirteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and green rulings on a paper with landscape, floral and animal 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. 242, p. 213.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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