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Nigaristan by Ghaffari

Niveau : Pièce  / Cote : AKM00272

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AGA KHAN MUSEUM

Types de notice :

  • Manuscrit

Etablissement :

AGA KHAN MUSEUM (TORONTO - Ontario M3C 1K1, CANADA)

Langue :

Anglais

Date :

  • Safavid - Tahmasp (r.1524-1576)

Description physique :

Seal of Ottoman Sultan Ahmad III (r.1703-30) on fol.4r.
Folios: 16 lines nasta`liq (21.3x12cm) in black with highlighted words in blue or gold, within ruled frames (23x13.8cm) of orange, light green, gold, red and blue;
Binding: contemporary dark brown leather with gilded central panel of gold filigree medallion and cornerpieces, framed by two rows of cartouches of stamped gold cloud and floral scrolls, and gold filigree; black doublures are painted with a forest-scene filled with hunting horsemen, hounds, falcons, deer, ducks, and a lone musician on the cornerflap (attributed `Abdullah Shirazi; A.Welch 1978 (4) p.78).

 

H x W x D (cm) : 38.8 x 24.4 x 6.8
Page H x W (cm) : 38.4 x 23.7
Mount H x W x D (cm) : 42.3 x 26.8 x 8.5

Description du contenu :

Manuscript of Nigaristan (anecdotes about key figures in Islam), composed in 1552 by Ahmad b. Muhammad Ghaffari (d.1567), dated 980H (1573) Shiraz
Seal of Ottoman Sultan Ahmad III (r.1703-30) on fol.4r.
Folios: 16 lines nasta`liq (21.3x12cm) in black with highlighted words in blue or gold, within ruled frames (23x13.8cm) of orange, light green, gold, red and blue;
Binding: contemporary dark brown leather with gilded central panel of gold filigree medallion and cornerpieces, framed by two rows of cartouches of stamped gold cloud and floral scrolls, and gold filigree; black doublures are painted with a forest-scene filled with hunting horsemen, hounds, falcons, deer, ducks, and a lone musician on the cornerflap (attributed `Abdullah Shirazi; A.Welch 1978 (4) p.78).

  • Fol.1v-2r: "Garden party" double frontispiece 1: painting with surrounding gold and blue illumination of double-palmettes: A young enthroned prince oversees a palace banquet, accompanied by a bearded wazir seated beside him. Across the garden on the left, servants bring further trays of food and more guests arrive, while a row of grooms wait with horses beyond the horizon.
  • Fol.2v-3r: double frontispiece 2: illuminated cartouche inscribed in blue nasta`liq [2v: "Kitab Nigaristan"] + illuminated gold medallion inscribed in white nasta`liq + illuminated cartouche inscribed in blue [2v: "Qadi Ahmad Ghaffari al-Qazwini"] all within ruled panel filled with gold and blue illumination of floral scrolls and pale pink, yellow and white cloud-bands and blue and red lotuses; with similar surrounding illumination;
  • Fol.8v: Prince listening to an old woman; 
  • 16r: an old man faints at a princely audience; 
  • 31r: pilgrims at the Ka`aba; 
  • 37v: musical entertainment at a palace; 
  • 46v: the bath-house; 
  • 52v: execution of a warrior; 
  • 62r: royal audience by a river; 
  • 69v: warrior unhorsed in a duel; 
  • 76v: a travelling procession; 
  • 84v: palace pavilion and courtyard; 
  • 97r: a group examines three gold figures on a wall; 
  • 110r: palace audience-scene; 
  • 120r: cavalry attacks an army of elephants and camels; 
  • 124r: hunt-scene; 
  • 130v: musical entertainment at a palace; 
  • 142r: a weeping king receives a visiting party bringing gifts; 
  • 147r: king surrounded by his troops; 
  • 150r: a lion attacks a man outside an encampment; 
  • 157r: a soldier mourns his dead comrade; 
  • 164v: a duel; 
  • 168v: a bath-house; 
  • 181v: sages in discussion; 
  • 187r: two couples in the mountains; 
  • 195r: king gives an audience in a mosque; 
  • 206v: a man hanged from a palace tower; 
  • 217v: courtiers marvel at a monstrous two-headed horse; 
  • 218r: two armies pass each other; 
  • 221r: warrior slays a dragon; 
  • 229v: princess before a king; 
  • 234r: courtiers marvel at two conjoined twins; 
  • 234v: courtiers marvel at a grey man and two-legged bull; 
  • 235r: a woman who has given birth to a two-headed child; 
  • 245r: a prince hears a sermon in a mosque; 
  • 252v: soldiers searching a palace; 
  • 255r: duel; 
  • 258r: duel; 
  • 265v: court discussion; 
  • 276r: two armies parley; 
  • 284v: courtly audience; 
  • 287r: audience-scene in a tent; 
  • 292r: prisoners brought before the king; 
  • 310v: sages confer with demons; 
  • 318r: colophon; 
  • 318v-319r: double finispiece: smudged painting with surrounded gold and blue illumination, hunt-scene.

 

Informations sur les modalités d'entrée :

REFERENCE: Probably formerly in the Hagop Kevorkian Colleciton, New York (Kevorkian-type numbering on opeinig flyleaf).
Auction sale (perhaps Sotheby's London Kevorkian sales?), lot 25.

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Date de création :

03/05/2010 15:08:13

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