Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); recto: Ten Couplets from the poem

Folio from a dispersed copy of a Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, extracted from the fifth poem: Yusuf u Zulaykha; Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Ten Couplets from the Poem, two columns, ten lines; verso: blank; surface slightly worn.
Border: The text is set in gold rulings followed by a gold-sprinkled inner frame mounted on a paperboard with landscape and animal motifs.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Probably 17th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 27.1 x 16.3 cm (10 11/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.330
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Folio from a dispersed copy of a Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, extracted from the fifth poem: Yusuf u Zulaykha; Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Ten Couplets from the Poem, two columns, ten lines; verso: blank; surface slightly worn.
Border: The text is set in gold rulings followed by a gold-sprinkled inner frame mounted on a paperboard with landscape 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. 184, p. 157.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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