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Khusraw at the castle of Shirin, from a manuscript of the Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami (d.1209), recto: illustration: Khusraw at the castle of Shirin; verso: text

Catalog Data

Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani  Search this
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 25.8 × 18.4 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/4 in)
Tabriz, Iran
ca. 1400
Jalayirid period
Detached folio from the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script with headings in white and gold; recto: illustration: Khusraw at the castle of Shirin; verso: text, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book binding (F 1931.30); accessioned separately.
Binding: The painting and the text are set in gold, green and blue rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.
To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1931 [1]
From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]
[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art (February 24 to May 13, 2007)
Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Painting (August 30, 2003 to February 22, 2004)
From the Hand of Mani (January 18, 1985 to July 5, 1985)
Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Pottery (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
Near Eastern Art (June 5, 1964 to August 18, 1967)
Special Exhibition (February 9, 1954 to April 20, 1954)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
Untitled Exhibition, Persian Manuscripts (May 5, 1933 to September 22, 1947)
Previous custodian or owner:
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
night  Search this
Jalayirid dynasty (1340 - 1432)  Search this
garden  Search this
Khusraw  Search this
Shirin  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
castle  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery