Abd al-Rahim, Khan Khanan

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1627
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 15 x 8.3 cm (5 7/8 x 3 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

  • Description

    F1939.50a & F1939.50b two sides of a single folio.
    Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; A portrait of Abd al-Rahim Khan Khanan; side panel texts in Persian black nasta'liq script; inscriptions on golden frame; reverse: Panel of calligraphy; verses of poem; Persian in black nasta'liq script; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Mir Ali.
    Border: obverse: The painting is set in gold and purple rulings in an inner frame of calligraphic panels and a gold outer frame with floral motifs mounted on a paperboard with gold flowers on a blue ground. Reverse: the calligraphy panel is set in red, gold, and black rulings in an inner frame of calligraphy panels, and a gold floral outer frame, mounted on a paperboard with multicolored flowers and marginal medallions.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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