Book of poetry

Manuscript; Book of poetry; Ottoman Turkish in black and red nasta’liq script; 34 folios with a double-page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2recto); illuminated headings; dated colophon (folio 34recto); standard page: 2 columns, 22 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with leather filigree designs on the exterior covers.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 1776-77 (1190 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 33.2 x 21.2 cm (13 1/16 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, nasta'liq script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), poems, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Manuscript; Book of poetry; Ottoman Turkish in black and red nasta'liq script; 34 folios with a double-page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2recto); illuminated headings; dated colophon (folio 34recto); standard page: 2 columns, 22 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with leather filigree designs on the exterior covers.

Inscription(s)

Folio 34recto: "it belongs to the poor [soul] in need of the mercy of the Lord of mankind, Sayyid Lutfullah b. Azizada Sayyid Ibrahim al-Yanyawi. Completed in the year [A.H.] 1190, [A.D. 1776-77]."

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. 41, p. 34.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum