A FROND OF FERN
December 31, 1579
Animals and Plants
A frond of fern
Persia or the Deccan region of India, ca. 1580.
Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; leaf: 378 x 242 mm; 173 x 86 mm
Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--Afghanistan--Herāt--16th century.
Miniatures (Illuminations)--India--Golconda--16th century.
Paper (fiber product)
Language: Surround in Persian;
Notes: Ms. single leaf, Persian or Deccan miniature; illuminated in Herāt or in Golconda ca. 1580.
The surround is a cutting from a manuscript and contains six lines of a qasida in "-ab" by ʻUrfī.
MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r.
Provenance: Ḥusain Khān Shāmlū (d. 1618) and possibly his son, Ḥasan Khān; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Associated Names:ʻUrfī Shīrāzī, Muḥammad, 1555 or 6-1590 or 91.
Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.
Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.33v.
Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz.
New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 171; figure 237.
Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???