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Yusuf and Zulaykha
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Yusuf and Zulaykha

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Description Walters manuscript W.808 is an illustrated and illuminated Safavid copy of Joseph (Yusuf) and Zulaykha by Nur al-Din Jami (died 898 AH/AD 1492), executed in Iran in the early 10th century AH/AD 16th. The codex opens with a double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 1b-2a) containing the first verses of the work, the title, and the author's name. There are 8 paintings illustrating the text. The binding is slightly later than the manuscript.
Provenance Family of Sara D. Redmond [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1985, by gift.
Credit Gift in honor of Sara D. Redmond by her family, 1985

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early 10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
ink and pigments on laid paper covered with brown leather with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 9 1/4 x W: 4 15/16 in. (23.5 x 12.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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