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Yusuf and Zulaykha
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Yusuf and Zulaykha

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Description Walters manuscript W.646 is an illustrated copy of the famous story of Joseph and the Potipha's wife (Yusuf va Zulaykha) by Jami (d. 898 AH/AD 1492). Made in India in the late 12th century AH/AD 18th, this anonymous manuscript written in a clear Nasta'liq script contains 47 illustrations (fols. 7b, 12b, 14b, 21a, 27a, 29b, 35a, 38b, 43b, 48b, 50a, 52b, 55a, 59b, 61b, 63b, 65b, 68b, 71a, 74b, 79a, 82a, 83b, 87b, 89a, 93a, 95a, 97b, 103a, 110b, 116a, 117a, 120a, 122b, 127b, 133b, 140a, 143a, 146a, 148b, 151a, 157a, 159b, 165a, 167b, 170b, 174b).
Provenance Muhammad Vali Mirza [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [fol.1a: Muhammad Vali Mirza]; Court librarian Mirza Baba, 1821 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown] [acquisition note on fol. 1a: made in Dar al-'Ibadah Yazd, dated Ramadan 1236 AH/AD 1821 and signed by the court librarian Mirza Baba; underneath a seal: 'Abduh Jahangir, 118[0](?) AH/AD 1766-1767]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Mughal)
ink and pigments on laid paper bound between boards covered with lacquer
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 8 11/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (22.0 x 13.5 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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