Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d.1325)

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; text: Persian in white nasta’liq script; right-hand half recto: blank, verso: right-hand half of a double-page illumination, facing folio (S1986.85.2); left-hand half recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination, facing folio (S1986.1), verso: blank.
Border: The text is set in illuminated border mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1550-1575
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.5 x 17.9 cm (12 x 7 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.85.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Khamsa, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; text: Persian in white nasta'liq script; right-hand half recto: blank, verso: right-hand half of a double-page illumination, facing folio (S1986.85.2); left-hand half recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination, facing folio (S1986.1), verso: blank.
Border: The text is set in illuminated border mounted on paperboard.

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. 202, p. 172.
  • Sabiha Al Khemir. Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture. Exh. cat. Utah. p. 233.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum