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- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Detached album folio; text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; recto: Seated prince with attendant, inscription on the margin reads: Jahangir Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, couplets of poem on marbled paper.
Border: The recto is set in green rulings with an inner frame of gold floral scroll and an outer frame of dark blue, geometrical interlace; the verso is set in gold rulings surrounded by a tendril scroll on a dark blue ground, mounted on a dark red, gold-sprinkled paperboard.
Recto: Jahangir Padishah; verso: text: unidentified arabic poetry (from same text as poetry on S1986.69): Ilâhî anilnî minka rûhan wa-rahmatâ/ fa-lastu siwâ abwâba fadlika aqra`u/ Ilâhî dhunûbî baddat al-tawda wa-`talat/ wa-safuka `an dhanbî ajallu wa-arfa`u/ Ilâhî yunahhî dhkru tawlika law`atî/ wa-dhikri 'l-khatâyâ 'l-`aynu minnî yudamma`u [O God, make me to acquire from thee spirit and mercy,/ for I knock only at the gates of thy grace./ O God, my sins have weighted down the tallest mountains,/ but thy forgiveness of my sin is loftier than that./ O God, the remembrance of thy might drives away my anguish,/ and by the remembrance of [my] sins my eye is mase to tear.]; in Persian, upside down on right side: Pârsârâ bas în qadar zindân/ ki buvad dar tavîla-i rindân/ gar malûlî... [For a pious person it is enough of a prison/ to be among a stableful of roués./ If you are out of sorts...[breaks off]] [This Persian text sounds as though it has been taken from Khwaja Abdullah Ansari's Munâjât.]
- 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. 398, p. 332.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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