[Yūsuf va Zulaykhā].

Record ID: 
183052
Accession number: 
MS W.61
Title: 
[Yūsuf va Zulaykhā].
Created: 
[ca. 1800-1850]
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
190 leaves (2 columns, 11 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 123 x 69 mm.
Provenance: 
Phoebe A. Hearst Collection; Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, CA; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Levinson in 1947; JPW 2297; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994; misappropriated in 1995; purchased by Bauman Rare Books of Philadelphia; returned by Bauman to the Morgan Library 24 April 2001.
Notes: 

Ms. romance of Joussop and Zuleika; written and illuminated in Iran, first half of the 19th century.
Decoration: 4 miniatures (fols. 9v, 103v, 104, 152), 1 illuminated head piece (fol. 1v), 2 floral borders in gold; titles in red on gold panels with colored decoration; each text page framed with gold band, many decorative panels along the text.
Binding: lacquered painted paper boards with flower motifs on black ground, framed in gold border with wavy motifs, leather spine; lacquered doublures with flower paintings and gold floral borders. In a tan seal and figured paper folding case with leather spine by JPW, 1947, labeled: Romance of Joussop Zuleika 19 cent.

Variant Title: 

Romance of Joussop Zuleika

Script: 
nasta'liq.
Language: 
In Arabic;
Century: 
Classification: