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Walters Ms. W.874, Single leaf from Akbarnama by Abu Fazl
Single leaf from Akbarnama by Abu Fazl
Vernacular: اكبر نامهFarhang-i Jahāngīrī
Vernacular: فرهنڱ جهانڱيرى
Authority name: Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602
Supplied name: Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak
Name, in vernacular: ابو الفضل بن مبارک
Note: Author dates preferred by cataloger: d. 1011 AH / 1602 CE
Supplied name: Jamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Injū Shīrāzī, d. 1035 AH / 1625-6 CE
Name, in vernacular: جمال الدين حسين انجو شيرازى
This leaf depicting the scene of a fatal quarrel over a prostitute comes from a manuscript of Akbarnāmah (a biography of the Mughal Emperor Akbar [r. 963 AH / 1556 CE -- 1014 AH / 1605 CE]) by his prime minster Abū al- Faz̤l ibn Mubārak (d. 1011 AH / 1602 CE). It was produced in Mughal India at the end of the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The work is pasted (like W.684) on a leaf from Farhang-i Jahāngīrī (a Persian-language dictionary) by Jamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Injū Shīrāzī (d. 1035 AH / 1625-6 CE). The text is written in black nastaʿlīq script with lemmata in red.
End of the 10th century AH / 16th CE
The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.
Foliation: Not applicable
12.5 cm wide by 22.5 cm high
13.0 cm wide by 23.5 cm high
- Image: 12.9 cm wide by 22.5 cm high
- Columns: 1
- Ruled lines: 35
- Title: Akbarnāmah
- Author: Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602
- Decoration note: Border illuminated with vegetal, figural, and zoomorphic motifs
- Title: Farhang-i Jahāngīrī
- Author: Jamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Injū Shīrāzī, d. 1035 AH / 1625-6 CE
- Hand note: Written in black nastaʿlīq script with lemmata in red
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
Pal, Pratapaditya. Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Foundation. (London: Phillip Wilson, 2001), 148-149.
For Akbarnāmah see Storey, C. A. Persian Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Survey, Vol. 1/1. (London: Luzac, 1927- ), 543-549.
For Farhang-i Jahāngīrī see Storey, C. A. Persian Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Survey, Vol. 3/1. (London: Luzac, 1927- ), 26-29.
Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
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