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Folio of calligraphy by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-Munshi al-Sultani (d. 974)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    August-September 1552 (Ramadan 959 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22.8 x 13.4 cm (9 x 5 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar (died 974 A.H.)
  • Description

    Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta'liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al- munshi al-sultani and dated 1552 (959 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; one of a group of three folios.
    Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold, black and red rulings mounted on blue gold-sprinkled paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    The lower right corner piece: “in the month of Ramadan, year [A.H.] 959, [A.D.1552]."
    The lower right corner piece: “in the month of Ramadan, year [A.H.] 959, [A.D.1552]."
  • Provenance

    To 1929
    Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]
    From 1929
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York on April 5, 1929 [2]
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Asian and Persian Art (March 24, 1930 to March 14, 1931)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944)
  • Origin

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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