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Folio B: Folio from the "Five Treasures" (Panj Ganj) of Jami (recto)

June 30, 1507
Art and Calligraphy
Ulugh Beg II 1507–1526

Folio B: Folio from the "Five Treasures" (Panj Ganj) of Jami (recto)



Folio B: Folio from the "Five Treasures" (Panj Ganj) of Jami (recto) 1520-1607 Part of a set. See all set records Mushfiq and others (Indian) Northern India, Mughal, early 17th century Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, double-sided with text on verso Page: 30.2 x 18.1 cm (11 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.315.2.a DESCRIPTION This page contains two different texts, one written diagonally in the border and the other in the two central columns. The section of poetry in the border describes an episode from Joseph’s childhood in which his older brothers suggest to Jacob, their father, that they take Joseph into the countryside so that the boy can learn the area, although they actually plan to kill him. The poem in the central columns advises the reader to smile often, as a smile is sweeter and more pleasing than sugar. INSCRIPTION The miniature signed at upper left: ' amal - i Mushfiq sana 1015 (the work of the Mushfiq year 1015) Text on verso EXHIBITION HISTORY Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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