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Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto) 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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Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto) 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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Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto) 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) c. 1341 Part of a set. See all set records Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353) 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.a DESCRIPTION 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. HIDEINSCRIPTIONS INSCRIPTION Script: Thulth INSCRIPTION (text on the previous page, leaf 2f, Harvard University Art Museums, 1960.186) In the hands of his slaves and of his friends are:/ Spear and sword, javelin and pen./ Ever all roasted at his table are:/ Ox and fish, camel and horse and sheep./ Ocean and mine have showered on his presence:/ Pearl and ruby, coined gold and silver/ The minstrels at his banquet bear in their hands:/ Lute and harp, rebec, pipe and tambourine. PROVENANCE ?-1945 Hagop Kevorkian [1872–1962], New York, NY, ?-1945, to the Cleveland Museum of Art 1945- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1945-present CITATIONS 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 a-d, pp. 30-31 EXHIBITION HISTORY 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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