string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.374" Folio from a Rawzat al-safa (Garden of Felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: illumination and text; verso: text - National Museum of Asian Art

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

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 38 x 24.6 cm (14 15/16 x 9 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Author

    Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
  • Description

    Folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawzat al-Safa Fi Sirat al-Anbiya Wa'l-Muluk Wa'l- Khulafa (Garden of Felicity) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); Persian and Arabic in black and red nasta'liq script; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from the facing folio (S1986.373), headings in white, one column, eleven lines; verso: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of a group of three folios.
    Border: The recto is set in red and blue rulings followed by illuminated side panels and cartouches and an illuminated outer frame on cream-colored paper. The verso is set in gold, purple, blue, and black rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • 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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