Composite album folio, Dancing sufis; Cluster of primrose, calligraphic panels

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1575
  • Geography

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (album sheet): 45 x 30.3 cm (17 11/16 x 11 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Master Murad
  • Calligrapher

    Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri
  • Description

    Detached album folio: page of calligraphy with paintings; two calligraphic panels in Persian black nasta'liq script and two paintings; panel of calligraphy from Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa'di in the upper right-hand corner; painting: Cluster of primrose by Master Murad in the lower right-hand corner; five couplets of poem by Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri in the lower left-hand corner; tinted drawing: Dancing sufis attributed to Muhammadi of Herat in the upper left-hand corner.
    Border: The painting and the text are set in red and gold rulings with a tendril scroll inner frame and gold, red and black outer frame mounted on a green paperboard with gold floral motifs.
  • Origin

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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