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folio 209 verso: Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text

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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text

Type
Manuscript folio
Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.271
Description
Folio from the Haft paykar in Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: characteristics of the seven pavilions, 4 columns, 17 lines; verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; from the manuscript F1908.199.
Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in brown leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of cream-colored paper.

To 1908
Tabbagh Frères, Paris, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tabbagh Frères, Paris, through the Bauer-Folsom Company, New York, in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See List of Persian Books and Paintings, S.I. 1592, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. In 1932, F1908.259-.284 were separated from F1908.199 and given their current numbers.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Tabbagh Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Keyword(s)
Bahram Gur, emperor, Iran, pavilion, princess, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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