Composite page of calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th-17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 47.5 x 32.4 cm (18 11/16 x 12 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Detached album folio; Page of calligraphies; text: Persian and Turkish in black and red nasta'liq script; central panel contains quatrains arranged in four diagonal lines, corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; the sides are divided into several horizontal panels with verses.
    Border: The text panels are set in gold, blue and black rulings, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    Upper right hand corner: "written in the Year 70.”
  • 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

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