string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.373" Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: illumination and text; recto: seals - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: illumination and text; recto: seals

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 37.7 x 23.8 cm (14 13/16 x 9 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
  • 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 (Mirkhwand); text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; recto: seals, inscription (flyleaf); verso: right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (S1986.374), headings in white, one column, eleven lines of text; one of a group of three folios.
    Border: The text is set in red and blue rulings with illuminated side panels and cartouches and an illuminated outer frame on cream-colored paper.
  • Inscriptions

    Flyleaf recto, volumes one and two of Rawdat al-safa. The date of the month of Rabi'[?]. Intended for the library [?] passed; volumes one and two of Rawdat al-safa are five hundred and sixty-two folios; two seals: (recto, square) Abdul-Wahhab al-Musawi. Will not God defend His slave? [From Sura XXXIX: 36]; (square) [illegible].
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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