Composite 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 (image): 34.2 x 17.6 cm (13 7/16 x 6 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    'Amid al-Mulk al-Husayni (Islamic)
    Mir Husayn al-Husayni
  • Description

    Detached album folio; composite page of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; four calligraphic panel with poetry, one panel contains a quatrain from the Divan of Hafiz; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; panels are signed by Abdul-Khaliq, Muhammad Qasim al-Husayni, and Mir Husayn al-Husayni.
    Border: The text panels are set in gold, red and blue rulings mounted on marbled, gold-sprinkled paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    Bottom right, triangular illuminated panel: "written by the sinful slave Abdul-Khaliq, God forgive his sins [A.H.] 964, [A.D. 1557]."
    Bottom page: "poor Muhammad Qasim al-Husayni."
    Bottom page: "poor Muhammad Qasim al-Husayni."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Visual Poetry: Paintings and Drawings from Iran (December 16, 2001 to May 5, 2004)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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