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Haft Aurang (Seven Thrones) of Jami

Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92)

Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1570–80
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
11 3/4 x 7 1/4in. (29.8 x 18.4cm) Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.18
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Date: changed from mid-18th century to 16th century, ca. 1570-80, for the illustrations and the illuminated pages; the date of the text is 888 AH/AD 1481 found on folio 88v; Jackson and Yohannan missed this colophon and based their dates on two Persian memoranda of the 18th century--see their catalogue, p.152; Zeren Tanindi mentioned the 1481 date in her 1995 Wolf Foundation Scholar notes, without, however, mentioning the hijra date or the folio on which it is found. She suggests that the text was written in Herat and that "the miniatures wre done ca. 1570-80 either in Horasan or Qazvin or some other Safavid workshop then it was brought to India. There is some Indian repainting (121a)"--a mistake for folio 171r. I would agree with Tanindi's dateing (MLS).

    Fol. 42v: Inserted in the text of the Silsilate adh-Dhahab is a rectangular vertical panel with an inscription in gold ink about Majnun's love of Laila and his releasing a fawn from the hand of a hunter and giving it to Laila.

  • Provenance

    Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)

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