string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.235" Folio from a Rawdat al-safa by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: illumination; verso: illuminated text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: illumination; verso: illuminated text

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 40.6 x 24.5 cm (16 x 9 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi
  • Author

    Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya wa 'l-muluk wa 'l-khulafa (Garden of purity) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black and white nasta'liq script; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (S1986.246); verso: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty folios.
    Border: The frontispiece is set in an illuminated border; the text is set in red, gold, and blue rulings on a paper with floral motifs.
  • Inscriptions

    Stamps: blue edge rect, 211
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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