Folio from a Salman u Absal by Jami (d. 1492); recto: text; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Salaman u Absal by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-one lines, headings in gold, red and blue; verso: text, four columns, twenty-one lines, inscription in the margin reads “The library of the khan of high merit.”
Border: The recto is set in gold and black rulings and a green outer frame with floral motifs mounted on purple-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue rulings and a deep red outer frame with floral motifs and marginal cartouches, mounted on cream-colored paper.

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Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
16th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.4 x 30 cm (12 3/4 x 11 13/16 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
S1986.376
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Absal, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Salaman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Salaman u Absal by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-one lines, headings in gold, red and blue; verso: text, four columns, twenty-one lines, inscription in the margin reads "The library of the khan of high merit."
Border: The recto is set in gold and black rulings and a green outer frame with floral motifs mounted on purple-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue rulings and a deep red outer frame with floral motifs and marginal cartouches, mounted on cream-colored paper.

Inscription(s)

Verso: in margin: "the library of the Khan of high merit."

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. 176, p. 147.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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