Jamshid Writing on a Rock

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    painting 1587-1588, calligraphy ca.1540, borders ca.1605
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and mica on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 42 x 26.5 cm (16 9/16 x 10 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    'Abd al-Samad Shirin Qalam (active late 1530s–ca. 1600)
  • Calligrapher

    Faqir Mir Ali
  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal School
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran (July 28 to September 16, 2012)
    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas (October 16, 2004 to January 3, 2016)
    The Adventures of Hamza (June 26 to September 29, 2002)
    At the Margins (June 4 to November 30, 1997)
    The Arts of South Asia (May 13, 1985 to December 2, 1985)
    The Imperial Image: Painting for the Mughal Court (September 25, 1981 to 30 March 1982)
    Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
    The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from India (October 14, 1978 to May 15, 1979)
    Indian Art (January 1, 1963 to January 28, 1981)
    Special Exhibition Afghanistan (September 3, 1963 to June 5, 1964)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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