Folio from Divan (collected poems) of Sultan Husayn Mirza (d.1506); calligraphy

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 17.6 x 12.4 cm (6 15/16 x 4 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Author

    Sultan Husayn Mirza (1470-1506)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Sultan Husayn Mirza; Eastern Turkish in white nasta'liq script with the title in an illuminated band; verses of poem executed in qat' (cut-out technique); one of a group of two folios (with F1929.67)
    Border: Folio is on a green ground, set in gold and white rulings on gold- sprinkled paper.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy (Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, May 03, 2015)
    In the Realm of Princes: The Arts of the Book in Fifteenth Century Iran and Central Asia (March 19 to August 7, 2005)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Nastaliq Calligraphy (September 23, 1982 to January 20, 1984)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Asian and Persian Art (March 24, 1930 to March 14, 1931)
  • Origin

    Herat, Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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