This deluxe manuscript was first copied in Shiraz in 1411 during the governorship of Iskandar Sultan, grandson of Timur and a great patron of the arts, particularly the arts of the book. Spaces for miniatures elsewhere in the volume were left blank and subsequently filled in by Turkman Aq Quyunlu and Ottoman painters, providing a chronicle for the manuscript's travels
Object name Manuscript Of The Guy U Chawgan Or Halnama (book Of Ecstasy) Of 'Arifi Geography Iran Period Safavid, circa 1580 CE Dynasty Safavid Materials and technique Ink, opaque watercolour, and gold on paper Dimensions 21.3 x 13.1 cm
Manuscript of Halnameh (Book of Ecstasy) of ’Arifi, Iran 21.3 x 13.1 cm 1560–1580 This mystical poem by 'Arifi (d. circa 1449 CE) uses the concept of the polo ball and mallet as a metaphor for yearning for and being spurned by the beloved.
Sadiqi Bek (Iranian, 1533-1609), opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper, Sheet: 33.50 x 23.50 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 inches); Image: 33.50 x 23.50 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 inches). Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1988.101