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The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2009


NOTE: The pages in this book are ordered from right to left. This means that to view the pages in order, you should go the last page of the document and read what would be from “back-to-front� for a Western manuscript.

This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


Brown leather (with flap); dentelle style with gold-brushed central ovals and cornerpieces; doublures of dentelle-style pattern with blue filigree work

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Label: This illustration depicts Joseph (Yūsuf) being sold to the vizier of Egypt (al-ʿAzīz) on the insistence of Zulaykhā. fol. 85a: Title: Joseph being approached by beautiful maidens sent to him by Zulaykhā in order to seduce him Form: Illustration Label: This illustration depicts Joseph (Yūsuf) being approached by beautiful maidens sent to him by Zulaykhā in order to seduce him. fol. 96a: Title: Joseph preventing Zulaykhā from stabbing herself with a dagger Form: Illustration Label: This illustration depicts Joseph (Yūsuf) preventing Zulaykhā from stabbing herself with a dagger. fol. 105a: Title: Egyptian women, stunned by Joseph's beauty, injuring their fingers while peeling fruit Form: Illustration Label: This illustration depicts Egyptian women, stunned by Joseph's (Yūsuf's) beauty, injuring their fingers while peeling fruit. fol. 124a: Title: Joseph explaining his dream to the Pharaoh Form: Illustration Label: This illustration depicts Joseph (Yūsuf) explaining his dream to the Pharaoh. fol. 136a: Title: Joseph and Zulaykhā in their wedding chamber Form: Illustration Label: This illustration depicts Joseph (Yūsuf) and Zulaykhā in their wedding chamber. Acquisition

Gift in honor of Sara D. Redmond by her family

Binding

The binding is not original.

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Framing lines in blue, gold, and black Contents

fols. 1b - 155a: Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā Incipit: Hand note: Written in nastaʿlīq script in black; chapter headings in gold Decoration note: Eight illustrations; double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 1b-2a); framing lines in blue, gold, and black

Decoration

fol. 1b: Title: Double-page illuminated incipit Form: Incipit Label: This is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit with an inscription containing the first verses of the work in white ink, the title of the work, and the author's name. fol. 2a: Title: Double-page illuminated incipit Form: Incipit Label: This is the left side of a double-page illuminated incipit with an inscription containing the first verses of the work in white ink, the title of the work, and the author's name. fol. 24b: Title: Zulaykhā, her family, and courtiers in their palace in the Maghreb Form: Illustration fol. 47b: Title: Zulaykhā in her palace in Egypt Form: Illustration fol. 64b: Title: Joseph being sold to the vizier of Egypt on the insistence of Zulaykhā Form: Illustration

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Shelf mark

Walters Art Museum Ms. W.808

Descriptive Title

Yusuf and Zulaykha

Text title

Yūsuf va Zulaykhā Vernacular:

Author

Authority name: Jāmī, 1414-1492 Supplied name: Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī Name, in vernacular: Note: Author dates preferred by cataloger: d. 898 AH / 1492 CE

Abstract

This is an illustrated and illuminated Safavid copy of Joseph (Yūsuf) and Zulaykhā by Nūr al-Dīn Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE), executed in Iran in the early tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The codex opens with a double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 1b-2a) containing the first verses of the work, the title, and the author's name. There are eight paintings illustrating the text. The binding is slightly later than the manuscript.

Date

Early 10th century AH / 16th CE

Origin

Iran

Form

Book

Genre

Literary -- Poetry

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Support material

Paper Laid paper

Extent

Foliation: i+155+i

Collation

Catchwords: Written on versos

Dimensions

12.5 cm wide by 23.5 cm high

Written surface

6.0 cm wide by 13.4 cm high

Layout

Columns: 2 Ruled lines: 14

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This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


A digital facsimile of Walters Ms. W.808, Yusuf and Zulaykha Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Published by: The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2011


Yusuf and Zulaykha, Walters Art Museum MS. W.808