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A Landscape Scene with a Young Man and an Old Man


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this landscape scene from Walters manuscript W.651 a young man holding a sheet of paper containing a verse and an older man are seated next to a tree. The older man may be intended to represent the poet Jami. The colophon in Arabic gives the name of the calligrapher and date of copying.
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.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] tammat al-kitāb bi-'awn al-Mālik al-Wahhāb /1/ sawwadahu al-'abd al-aqall Muhammad Zamān al-Tabrīzī / 2/ sanah 998 /3/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
998 AH/AD 1589-1590 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on orange-tinted paper with bluish-green borders
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.651.6A
Measurements
H: 6 7/8 x W: 4 5/16 in. (17.5 x 11.0 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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