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Accession Number:
Ms. Diez A fol. 71
Title of Work:
Diez Album
Gregorian Date:
1789 (circa)
Ownership:
One of four Albums created by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez from material obtained from Saray albums in Istanbul between 1784 and 1791. After his death in 1817 these and other books were brought to the Koenigliche Bibliothek in Berlin.
Preface:
none
Folios extant in ms.:
34
Page Size (h x w):
352 x 267 mm
Ms Type:
Album
Ms Status:
Excerpts
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
0
Illustrations in ms:
131 ( 37 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2014-02-16 01:32
 
Public Notes
Loose pages of an album, put together by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez in Istanbul, c. 1790, from albums in the Library of the Topkapi Palace. The album contains a number of paintings from the Shahnama, some of which are very very old (early 14th century): of these 15 have been marked by Ipsiroglu as Shahnama. No text accompanies any of the paintings, which makes it in many cases difficult to ascertain whether they belong to the Shahnama or not. The paintings are contained in passe-partouts, sometimes separately, sometimes a few together, depending on the size. In total 68 'Seiten', pages altogether. It is unclear whether these paintings ever belonged to mss. According to Hartmut-Ortwin Feistel, there are many mistakes in the index of Ipsiroglu.

The catalogue of Ipsiroglu divides the paintings in groups, based on a chronological order. In the passe-partouts the paintings seem to appear often in arbitrary order. 37 paintings have been described here as Shahnama, mostly on the basis of Ipsiroglu. The paintings are usually within borders, but the painting seems to go on underneath, and is often cut out roughly along the lines of the border (GvdB).

See Mazhar S. Ipsiroglu, Saray-Alben. Diez'sche Klebebande aus den Berliner Sammlungen, Wiesbaden, 1964

Project Notes
Update references and description.

NB that the correct number of some of these images is to be confirmed. Use latest list sent by Christoph Rauch for the 2013 Symposium.

Update with Sims 2012: the pictures should ideally be grouped into distinct sets: perhaps this could be done under the section of 'Dispersed' mss.

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Get full details and add biblography.

GvdB gives width as 194 mm - perhaps for the paintings

 
References
General Ref:
Ipsiroglu, M.S. Saray-Alben.. Wiesbaden.
Dating Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Ipsiroglu, Mazhar S. Saray-Alben. Diez'sche Klebebande aus den Berliner Sammlungen. Wiesbaden. Germany.
 
 
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