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523 objects
S1986.94

Calligraphy from the Late Shahjahan Album

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Album folio; Page of calligraphy from the late Shah Jahan album; right-hand half of a double-page composition, text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; four diagonal hemistiches; inscribed to Mir Ali; corner embellished with triangular illumination. Border: The central panel is set in green rulings followed by a calligraphic border containing Persian verses and an outer …

S1986.93

Calligraphy from the Late Shahjahan Album

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Page of calligraphy from the Late Shahjahan Album; left-hand half of a double-page composition; Persian in black nasta’liq script; one column; six lines of text; attributed to Mir Ali. Border: The couplets are set in horizontal rectangles in an illuminated page; the page is set in gold and white rulings in an inner frame with …

S1986.15

Book cover

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S1986.14.2

Bookbinding

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S1986.14.1

Book cover

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S1986.87.2

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 2:1-4, left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece

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Detached folio from a Qur’an; left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; facing folio (S1986.87.1); recto: Sura al-baqara (the cow), sura 2:1-4, recto begins with “bismillah”; one column, 7 lines of text; verso: blank; Arabic in black naskh script; vocalized in black; inscription; one of a group of two folios.