Jushan attacks Badrchir, from a Darabnama by Muhammad Beghami

Manuscript; Darabnama (Kitab-i-Shahzada Ashk Khusrawan B. Malik Bahman B. Firuz Shah); Persian in black naskhi script; 286 folios with 1 sarlawh (folio 1 verso), 83 paintings, 1 dated colophon (folio 286 recto), 1 illegible seal (folio 286 recto) and birth statements (folio 286 verso); inscription (folio 286 recto); standard page: 1 columns, 28 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gilt block- stamped designs on the exterior covers and doublures of paper.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad Amin al-Ansari Muhammad Ja'far
Historical period(s)
1683 (1094 A.H.)
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.2 x 49.2 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.484
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Darabnama, fire, Henri Vever collection, hero, horse, India, Iran, naskh script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Manuscript; Darabnama (Kitab-i-Shahzada Ashk Khusrawan B. Malik Bahman B. Firuz Shah); Persian in black naskhi script; 286 folios with 1 sarlawh (folio 1 verso), 83 paintings, 1 dated colophon (folio 286 recto), 1 illegible seal (folio 286 recto) and birth statements (folio 286 verso); inscription (folio 286 recto); standard page: 1 columns, 28 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gilt block- stamped designs on the exterior covers and doublures of paper.

Inscription(s)

Fol. 286 recto: The second volume was finished by the hand of the poor sinner in need, Ibn Muhammad al-Ansari Muhammad Ja'far in the month of Shawwal in the year [A.H.] 1094 [A.D. October 1683].

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. 63, pp. 53-54.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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