Quintet

Accession number: 
MS M.836
Title: 
Quintet
Created: 
Qazvīn, Iran, 1549-1551.
Binding: 
Mamluk brown goatskin gold-tooled, silver-tooled, and gilt punch-dotted binding; created in Egypt or Syria in the late 14th or early 15th century; yellowish tan morocco doublures.
Credit: 
Gift of the Estate of Belle da Costa Greene, 1950.
Description: 
394 leaves (4 columns, 19 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 311 x 220 mm
Provenance: 
ʻAlī Khān (Beg Turkman, Qazvīn) (name of original owner given on fol. 168); ʻAlī Khān Sulṭān (dārūgha-i sulṭān-i daftarkhāna), for whom it was illuminated, ca. 1579; J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); Belle da Costa Greene.
Notes: 

Ms. written ca. 1549-1551; illuminated ca. 1579 in Qazvīn.
Decoration: illuminated borders, 44 miniatures, 4 drawings.
Scribes: Khalīl-Allāh ibn ʻAlī al-Darāb al-Astarābādī (fol. 1v-168) and an unidentified scribe (fol. 169v-391).
Artists: all illumination attributed to Siyāvush, except for fol. 350r, which is attributed to Mihrāb, and folios 248r and 317v, which are by an unknown artist.
Text box varies: 214/218 x 148/150 mm.
Incipit: bismillāh al-raḥmān al-raḥīm hast kalīd-i dar-i ganj-i ḥakīm...(fol. 1v).

Script: 
nasta'liq.
Language: 
Persian
Century: 
Classification: