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Artist
Calligraphy by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi, Persian, died 1520
Borders decorated later by Mushfiq, Mughal, active late 16th–early 17th century
Author
'Abd al-Rahman Jami, Persian, 1414–1492
Commissioner
Badi' al-Zaman Mirza, Timurid, died 1514
Title
Page from a Manuscript of the Panj Ganj (Five Treasures) of Jami
Date
1520 and c. 1603
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
Folio: 12 1/16 × 7 3/8 in. (30.7 × 18.8 cm) Calligraphy: 6 7/8 × 3 9/16 in. (17.5 × 9 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the 2017 Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2017.436
Classification
Books & Manuscripts
Provenance

Badi al-Zaman Mirza, Herat; Royal Library of Shah Ismail, Tabriz, 1522–1523; Abdul Rahim, Agra; Mughal Royal Library, Agra, 1624–1719, under Emperors Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Farrukhsiyar; Possibly Nadir Shah, 1738; Mizra Ya'qub Khan, 1906-7; Georges Demotte, early 20th century; [Christie's, London, October 4 2012, Lot 25]; purchased by MFAH, 2017