ANIMALS, BIRDS, AND PLANTS (VERSO) FROM A MU'NIS AL-AHRAR FI DAQA'IQ AL-ASH'AR (THE FREE MEN'S COMPANION TO THE SUBTLETIES OF POEMS) OF MUHAMMAD IBN BADR AL-DIN JAJARMI (ACTIVE 1340S)
December 31, 1340
Art and Calligraphy
Animals, Birds, and Plants (verso) from a Mu'nis al-Ahrar fi Daqa'iq al-Ash'ar (The Free Men's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Muhammad Ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi (active 1340s)
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Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1945.385.b
This is one of several pages that were removed from a unique manuscript of this otherwise unknown work, which bears a colophon stating that it was written by the author and finished "Ramadan, 741" (February 1341). Illustrations on both sides include various animals, trees, and objects such as weapons, musical instruments, and jewels.
Making the garden of his pleasure their homeland are:/ Rosebush and box-tree, cypress and elm./ Prey to hawk and prey to his cheetah are:/ Vulture and sīmurgh, elephant and rhinoceros./ Sun and Moon, Venus and Mercury are at his feast:/ Falcon-drum and goblet, bowl and candlestick./ Overwhelming the corpses of his foes are:/ Porcupine and stork, raven and kite.
Hagop Kevorkian [1872–1962], New York, NY, ?-1945, to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1945-present
Swietochowski, Marie Lukens, and Stefano Carboni. Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images: Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. Reproduced: cat. no. 3 e-h, pp. 32-33
Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images: Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (February 1-May 1, 1994).
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
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