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Majnun in the Desert Pleads with a Hunter to Free a Fawn, from a "Layla and Majnun" of Nizami

Arts of the Islamic World

AUTHOR Nizami
MEDIUM Modern leather binding, 50 folios, including 3 miniatures of Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper; binding
DATES A.H. 24 Dhu l-Hijja 975/ January 9, 1597 C.E.
DIMENSIONS FOLIO: 9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.
INSCRIPTIONS The Urdu inscription on the flyleaf describes the manuscript's recent provenance as follows: Given to me by Muh[ammad] Ali [sic] Khan Arif Aghai, a jagudar of the Hyderabad State and Assistant Vazir in the Nazm-i Jamiat at Hyderabad, on the occasion of the coronation of His Majesty the King Emperor, in token of his loyalty and respect." The English inscription is signed by Lord Harding, Viceroy of India, and dated July 1911.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.227.191
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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