Folio from an unidentified text; recto: colophon, verso: A picnic in a garden

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1511-12 A.D. ? (917 A.H. ?)
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.1 x 20.9 cm (13 13/16 x 8 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Qasim Ali Shirazi
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; right-hand half recto: text: colophon, one column, fourteen lines, verso: A picnic in a garden; facing folio (S1986.194.2); Left-hand half recto: A picnic in a garden, verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
    Border: The painting is set in an illuminated border with floral and geometric motifs mounted on paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    Colophon: “written by Qasim Ali Shirazi, year [A.H.] 917 [A.D. 1511-12]."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Paintings from Shiraz (December 24, 1994 to August 27, 1995)
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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