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Bustan (Orchard) of Sa'di

Author:
Sa'di (1213/19–92)
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
1529 or later
Geography:
Iran, Tabriz
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather
Dimensions:
10.87 in. high 6.62 in. wide (27.6 cm high 16.8 cm wide)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, Rogers Fund and Ehsan Yarshater Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.216.2
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Persian
Location: Colophon
Style: Nasta'liq
Transliteration: Bida'at nayawurdam illa umid Khudaya zi 'afw-am makun naumid Katabahn al'abd Muhammad Harawi mashhur bi Sirri fi sanat sitta wa-thalathin wa-tis'oni'a
Translation by Wheeler Thackston, 3 April, 1987: I have brought no goods except hope: O God, make me not to despair of thy forgiveness. Written by Muhammad Harawi, known as Sirri in the year 936

Marking: See additional card.
Sotheby's, London, May 22-23, 1986, no. 388, to Ahuan; [ Ahuan Islamic Art, London, 1986; sold to MMA]
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44 (1986–1987). p. 8, ill. (color).

"May 22–23, 1986." In Fine Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, London, 1986. no. 388, pp. 198-199, ill. p. 198 (color), folio 104b.



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