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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration; Layla and her attendants are in the grove of palms; recto: text

Catalog Data

Calligrapher:
Murshid al-Shirazi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
1548 (955 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Folio from the Layla va Majnun in the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: 4 columns, 17 lines; verso: illustration: Layla and her attendants are in the grove of palms; 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.
Provenance:
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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Persian Art (January 1, 1963 to September 3, 1963)
Untitled Exhibition, Persian Paintings and Ceramics (May 5, 1933 to January 9, 1945)
Previous custodian or owner:
Tabbagh Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
palm tree  Search this
Iran  Search this
Layla  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.268
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye361567e10-4359-43f1-8ae0-fdaa3e14f595
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.268