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Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) in the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami (d. 1492); recto: The dervish picks up his beloved's hair from the hammam floor; verso: text

Catalog Data

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.2 x 23.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1556-1565
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab (Chain of gold) second daftar from the Haft awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: the dervish picks up his beloved's hair from the hammam floor; verso; text; illuminated heading in red and black; gold column dividers; four columns, twenty-one lines of text; one of a group of 304 folios.
Border: The recto is set in multicolored rulings on cream-colored paper with gold floral motifs; the verso is set in multicolored rulings on blue ground with gold floral motifs.
Provenance:
To 1946
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
From 1946
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
Notes:
[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also, Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Seven Thrones of Jami: A Princely Manuscript from Iran (June 28, 1997 to March 29, 1998)
Exhibition of Persian Art (April to May 1940)
Untitled Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Detroit, 1930 (1930)
Previous custodian or owner:
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
dervish  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
Haft awrang  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1946.12.59
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3cb96db51-32aa-458c-9117-00452ffa6018
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1946.12.59