Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d.1390); recto: Prince and Princess listen to musicians; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Prince and Princess listen to musicians; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text is set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
19th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.1 x 14.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 5/8 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
S1986.471
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
forgery, Henri Vever collection, Iran, music, percussion instrument, prince, princess, WWII-era provenance, zither
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Prince and Princess listen to musicians; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text is 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. 163, p. 131.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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