Page of calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.8 x 23.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    signed by Muhammad Zaman Tabrizi
  • Description

    Detached album folio: Page of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; quatrain arranged in four diagonal lines from the Divan of Hafiz; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Muhammad Zaman al-Tabrizi.
    Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings with a gold floral scroll inner frame and a blue, red, green and gold outer frame, mounted on a paperboard with gold floral and geometric motifs.
  • Inscriptions

    Triangular panel, bottom left: "Muhammad Zaman al-Tabrizi."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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

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