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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the red pavilion on Tuesday; recto: text

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Murshid al-Shirazi  Search this
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.6 cm (12 1/4 x 7 11/16 in)
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
1548 (955 A.H.)
Safavid period
Folio from the Haft paykar in the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: 4 columns, 13 lines; verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the red 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]
[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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
Persian Art (January 1, 1963 to September 3, 1963)
Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
Special Exhibition (February 9, 1954 to April 20, 1954)
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)
music  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
zither  Search this
palace  Search this
pavilion  Search this
percussion instrument  Search this
fiddle  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
princess  Search this
Bahram Gur  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery