Classification: Calligraphy

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562 objects
S2002.4

Album of calligraphic practice sheets

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2002.4

Album of calligraphic practice sheets, comprising seven folios of calligraphic exercises; text: Persian in black proportioned script (khatt al-mansub); inscriptions contain the name al-Sayyid Ahmad, known as Kwaja-zada and the date A.H.1159.

S1998.230

Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 11:61-71

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1998.230

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half verso: Sura Hud (Hud)11:63, 64, verso begins with “qala”; left-hand half recto: sura 11:65-67, recto begins with “tamatta’uwa”; right-hand half recto: part of verse 61 and verse 62, recto begins with “a’buduw”; left-hand half verso: 68-70 and part of 71, verso begins with “thamud”; …

S1986.380

Detached folio of calligraphy, with S1986.379

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.380

Detached album folio; double-page of calligraphy with S1986.379; left-hand half of lacquered double-page calligraphy with facing folio (S1986.379); Persian in black nasta’liq script; one of a group of two folios. Border: The text is set in a brown frame mounted on red-colored paperboard.

S1986.375

Page of calligraphy

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Detached album folio; Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: six diagonal lines of verse written on a composition in gold with an ibex and a deer in vegetation, signed by Muhammad Husayn; verso: six lines of verse. Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold and black rulings and a turquoise …

S1986.332

Composite page of calligraphy; recto, calligraphic panel, two couplets from the Divan of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi with side calligraphic panels; verso, verses from the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.332

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: two couplets from the Divan of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi arranged in four diagonal lines in the center, surrounded by other fragments of calligraphy in nasta’liq, corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; verso: verses from Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Eblis turns himself …

F1980.204a-b

Couplet

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Matched hanging scrolls (tui-lien) containing a couplet written in running script (hsing-shu). The couplet consists of fourteen characters, seven per scroll, and may be translated as follows: The idea of a painting is fresher than dew on the bough; The heart of a poem is as lean as mist on the bamboo’s tip.

F1908.228

Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1908.228

Manuscript; Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad); Arabic in black, red, and gold naskh and thuluth script with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 35 folios with one illuminated frontispiece (folio 2 recto); 4 interleaves between fols.3-4, fols. 6-7 and fols. 9-10; interlinear and marginal …

F1903.309

Imperial Anthology, Kokinshu

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1903.309

Scroll, consisting of 11 sheets of poems removed from backs of 4 doors, F1903.138-141, inclusive. Makimono.