Page of calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.1 x 24.2 cm (13 13/16 x 9 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Muhammad Husayn
  • Description

    Detached album folio; Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: six diagonal lines of verse written on a composition in gold with an ibex and a deer in vegetation, signed by Muhammad Husayn; verso: six lines of verse.
    Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold and black rulings and a turquoise inner frame with gold floral scroll and a bright red outer frame stenciled with white flowers. The verso is set in gold and blue rulings with an outer frame of floral scroll on cream-colored paper.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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

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