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Men Exchanging Poetry in a Garden
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Men Exchanging Poetry in a Garden

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Description Three men gather in a garden and exchange poetic verses in this illustrated manuscript of a collection of short love poems by the famous Persian poet Nur al-Din "Abd al-Rahman Jami (d. 1492 CE). The verses inscribed on the illustrated page read: "Please sit for a while and extinguish my fire [of love] with your presence."
  • Paradise Imagined: Images of the Garden in the Islamic and Christian World. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance Mahmud Askani, 1893-1894, by purchase [ownership statement on fol. 6b written by Husayn Qavam Daftar (?) and dated 1311 AH/AD 1893-1894 stating that this precious book was bought for his son Mahmud Askani from a woman for 10 ashrafis (gold dinars)]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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998 AH/AD 1589-1590 (Safavid)
ink and pigments on orange-tinted paper with bluish-green borders
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 6 7/8 x W: 4 5/16 in. (17.5 x 11.0 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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