Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Assar (died ca.1377-1390)

Manuscript; Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Assar; Persian in black nasta’liq script; illuminated headings in white; 204 folios with 1double page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2recto), 1 sarlawh (fol. 2verso), and 7 paintings (23verso, 24recto, 101verso, 102recto, 116recto, 171recto); one of a group of three: manuscripts (S1986.62, S1986.39) and folio (S1986.164); standard page: 2 columns, 12 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of paper.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1570-1580
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13.7 x 8.7 cm (5 3/8 x 3 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.62
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

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

Manuscript; Mihr u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Assar; Persian in black nasta'liq script; illuminated headings in white; 204 folios with 1double page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2recto), 1 sarlawh (fol. 2verso), and 7 paintings (23verso, 24recto, 101verso, 102recto, 116recto, 171recto); one of a group of three: manuscripts (S1986.62, S1986.39) and folio (S1986.164); standard page: 2 columns, 12 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of paper.

Inscription(s)

Fol. 55recto: bottom right, "work of Muhammad Qasim."
Fol. 116recto: bottom left, "work of Muhammad Qasim."
Fols. 101verso and 102recto, on the tent, "work of Aqa Riza."

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. 58, pp. 46-47.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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