string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.370" Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); illuminated text; reverse: text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); illuminated text; reverse: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1571-1572
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.8 x 15.6 cm (10 3/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.370
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.370

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya' wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); Persian in black nasta'liq script; obverse: illuminated text, one column, twenty-five lines; reverse: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty folios.
    Borders have been removed and only the text portion of the folio remains.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

    Manuscript
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