Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d.1390); recto: A seated man with attendants; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: A seated man with attendants; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
19th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.1 x 14.6 cm (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
Central Asia
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.470
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
attendant, Central Asia, divan, Henri Vever collection, man, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: A seated man with attendants; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red and blue rulings 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. 162, p. 130.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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