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Page of calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century?
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.8 x 23.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi
  • Description

    Detached album folio: Page of calligraphy; text: Persian and Turkish in black nasta'liq script; central panel contains couplets from a qasida of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi.
    Border: The central panel is set in gold rulings, a calligraphic border containing Turkish verses and a bright pink foliate scroll, mounted on a paperboard with floral and geometric motifs.
  • Inscriptions

    Triangular panel, bottom left: "Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi, may God forgive him."
    Triangular panel, bottom left: "Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi, may God forgive him."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Permanent Gallery Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 11/2006-11/2009 (November 2006 to November 2009)
    Queensland Art Gallery permanent gallery (November, 2006 to November, 2009)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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

  • Restrictions and Rights

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