Folio from a Rawdat al-safa by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: The Caliph Mansur and Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq; recto: The Story of Imam Ja'far al-Sadeq

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 41.2 x 27.3 cm (16 1/4 x 10 3/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi
  • Author

    Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
  • Description

    Folio from a dispersed copy of Rawdat Al-Safa Fi Sirat Al-Anbiya Wa 'l-Muluk Wa 'l-khulafa (Garden of Purity) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); Persian in black nasta'liq script; heading in blue; recto: The Story of Imam Ja'far al- Sadeq, one column, twenty-five lines; verso: The Caliph Mansur and Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq; one of a group of twenty; surface worn.
    Border: The painting is set in gold, red, and black rulings on a paper with landscape and animal motifs; the text is set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • 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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