Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami (d.1492)

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Artist: Ascribed to Shaykhzada
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur
Historical period(s)
Shaybanid dynasty, Uzbek period, 1515-16 (921 A.H.)
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 24.3 x 15.9 cm (9 9/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Henri Vever collection, nasta'liq script, Uzbek period (1500 - 1598), Uzbekistan
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 179, pp. 150-151.
  • Fereshteh Daftari. The Influence of "Persian Art" on Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Ann Arbor. p. 175.
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson, Massumeh Farhad. Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang: A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran. Washington and New Haven. p. 369.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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