Folio from a Tuhfat al-Ahrar by Jami (d. 1492); recto: text with illuminated border; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) from the Haftawrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; recto: In Qutb al-Tarig Ghus al- Khalayeg Khajeh Baha al-Meleh val-Din Muhammad al-Bukhari’s virtue (known as naghshband, may God sanctify his heart), two columns, fourteen lines; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines.
Border: The recto is set in gold and blue rulings in an inner frame of gold floral scroll on a blue ground and a pink outer frame on a paper with geometric and floral motifs; the verso is set in gold and blue rulings with a gold floral scroll on cream-colored paper.

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Maker(s)
Author: Jami (died 1492)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 17th century?
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.9 x 17.6 cm (11 x 6 15/16 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
S1986.386
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) from the Haftawrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; recto: In Qutb al-Tarig Ghus al- Khalayeg Khajeh Baha al-Meleh val-Din Muhammad al-Bukhari's virtue (known as naghshband, may God sanctify his heart), two columns, fourteen lines; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines.
Border: The recto is set in gold and blue rulings in an inner frame of gold floral scroll on a blue ground and a pink outer frame on a paper with geometric and floral motifs; the verso is set in gold and blue rulings with a gold floral scroll on cream-colored paper.

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. 182, p. 157.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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