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Divan (Collected Works) of Jami

Author:
Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92)
Calligrapher:
`Abd al-Karim al-Khwarazmi
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1480
Geography:
Iran, Shiraz
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding
Dimensions:
10 x 6in. (25.4 x 15.3cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
This manuscript is signed by a member of the renowned al‑Khwarazmi family of calligraphers, patronized by both Qara Quyunlu and Aq Quyunlu rulers in the cities of Baghdad, Shiraz, and Tabriz in the fifteenth century. 'Abd al-Karim al-Khwarazmi copied this collection of poetry by the popular contemporary poet Jami (d. 1492). Aq Quyunlu rulers much admired the work of this poet, who dedicated one of his works to the Aq Quyunlu sultan Ya'qub and his brother Yusuf.
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981.

Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995.

Jackson, A. V. Williams, and A. Yohannan. Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Manuscripts, Including also some Turkish and Arabic, Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Alexander Smith Cochran. Columbia University Indo Iranian Series, vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1912. no. 17, pp. 140-145.

Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.

Dimand, Maurice S. Persian Miniatures. A Picture Book. Metropolitan Museum of Art Picture Books. New York, 1940. ill. fig. 12 (b/w), folio 1b.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 40, ill. fig. 22 (b/w).

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 70, pp. 178-179, ill. p. 179 (b/w).

Yarshater, Ehsan, ed. Encyclopaedia Iranica vol. 1 (1985). p. 124, ill. (b/w), fascicle 1.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 16, pp. 76-77, ill. p. 77 (b/w).



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