The Resource Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang : a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran, Marianna Shreve Simpson with contributions by Massumeh Farhad

Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang : a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran, Marianna Shreve Simpson with contributions by Massumeh Farhad

Label
Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang : a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran
Title
Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang
Title remainder
a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran
Statement of responsibility
Marianna Shreve Simpson with contributions by Massumeh Farhad
Title variation
  • Haft awrang
  • Princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • per
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1556 Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza commissioned a copy of the great Persian literary classic, the Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) of Abdul-Rahman Jami. For the next nine years, five court calligraphers worked on the transcription of the poetic text, and then another group of gifted artists illuminated and illustrated it. This magnificent volume, now housed in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, and known as the Freer Jami, is renowned as one of the most sumptuous works of the Safavid period and a masterpiece of Islamic art
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson explores the production, purpose, and meaning of the Haft Awrang, providing historical documentation about its princely patron and artists and analyzing its contents. She summarizes Jami's seven poems and examines the individual Freer Jami illustrations, focusing in particular on their iconography, their interpretations of the poetic verses, and their relationship with other known illustrations of the same text. Her study also sheds light on a number of fascinating art historical issues
  • These include the kitabkhana (workshop) system and the practices of deluxe manuscript production in sixteenth-century Iran, the respective roles and relationships of those involved in the complicated enterprise of Safavid bookmaking, the intersection of art and literature in a culture that respected both form and content, and the significance of an illustrated book as a document of the artistic taste, social relations, and economic conditions of its time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Marianna Shreve
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3399.S84
LC item number
S56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Farhad, Massumeh
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jāmī
  • Jāmī
  • Ǧāmī, Nūr-ad-Dīn ʻAbd-ar-Raḥmān Ibn-Aḥmad
  • Dschami, Maulana Nuroddin Abdorrahman
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
  • Enluminure iranienne
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
  • Freer Jami
  • Geïllustreerde handschriften
  • Freer Gallery of Art (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Buchmalerei
  • Buchmalerei
  • Geschichte 1500-1600
Label
Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang : a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran, Marianna Shreve Simpson with contributions by Massumeh Farhad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pictorial
  • Ch. 2.
  • Poetry and Painting.
  • Silsilat al-dhahab.
  • Yusuf u Zulaykha.
  • Subhat al-abrar.
  • Salaman u Absal.
  • Tuhfat al-ahrar.
  • Layli u Majnun.
  • Khiradnama-i Iskandari
  • Foreword
  • Ch. 3.
  • Patron and Artists.
  • Sultan Ibrahim Mirza: Prince, Poet, and Patron.
  • The Prince's Artists.
  • Shah-Mahmud al-Nishapuri.
  • Rustam-Ali.
  • Muhibb-Ali.
  • Malik al-Daylami.
  • Ayshi ibn Ishrati.
  • Sultan-Muhammad Khandan.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach
  • Abdullah al-Shirazi.
  • Ali Asghar.
  • Shaykh-Muhammad
  • Ch. 4.
  • Making and Meaning.
  • The Prince's Kitabkhana and the Manuscript's Production.
  • Pictorial Program and Meaning.
  • A.
  • Manuscript Descriptions and Collation
  • Ch. 1.
  • Contents.
  • Literary.
  • Documentary.
  • Material and Condition.
  • Decorative.
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780300068023
Lccn
96049395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011617
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011617
Label
Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft awrang : a princely manuscript from sixteenth-century Iran, Marianna Shreve Simpson with contributions by Massumeh Farhad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pictorial
  • Ch. 2.
  • Poetry and Painting.
  • Silsilat al-dhahab.
  • Yusuf u Zulaykha.
  • Subhat al-abrar.
  • Salaman u Absal.
  • Tuhfat al-ahrar.
  • Layli u Majnun.
  • Khiradnama-i Iskandari
  • Foreword
  • Ch. 3.
  • Patron and Artists.
  • Sultan Ibrahim Mirza: Prince, Poet, and Patron.
  • The Prince's Artists.
  • Shah-Mahmud al-Nishapuri.
  • Rustam-Ali.
  • Muhibb-Ali.
  • Malik al-Daylami.
  • Ayshi ibn Ishrati.
  • Sultan-Muhammad Khandan.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach
  • Abdullah al-Shirazi.
  • Ali Asghar.
  • Shaykh-Muhammad
  • Ch. 4.
  • Making and Meaning.
  • The Prince's Kitabkhana and the Manuscript's Production.
  • Pictorial Program and Meaning.
  • A.
  • Manuscript Descriptions and Collation
  • Ch. 1.
  • Contents.
  • Literary.
  • Documentary.
  • Material and Condition.
  • Decorative.
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780300068023
Lccn
96049395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011617
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011617

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