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Page of calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1611-12 (1020 A.H.)
  • Geography

    probably Isfahan, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 32.2 x 20.7 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)
  • Description

    Detached album folio; Page of calligraphy; text: Arabic in black nasta'liq script; Illuminated panel; calligraphic panel containing verses of Qur'an, Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener), sura 1:1-7; signed by Imad al-Hasani.
    Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings with two quatrains in Persian black nasta'liq script, and an outer frame with pink and green floral scroll, mounted on paperboard with floral motifs.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Shah 'Abbass -- the Remaking of Iran (February 19 to June 14, 2009)
    Crushed Lapis and Burnished Gold: The Art of Illumination (June 9 to December 8, 1991)
    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Origin

    probably Isfahan, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

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