Folio from a Tuhfat al-Ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami (d. 1492); Sarlawh and text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Tuhfat al-Ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami, text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta’liq script; sarlawh, one column, eight lines.
Border: The text is set in gold, blue, and purple rulings mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century?
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.9 x 15.8 cm (9 13/16 x 6 1/4 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
S1986.356
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Tuhfat al-Ahrar, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Tuhfat al-Ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami, text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; sarlawh, one column, eight lines.
Border: The text is set in gold, blue, and purple rulings mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

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. 178, p. 149.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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