string(22) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.88.2" Folio from a Rawzat al-safa (Garden of purity) by Mirkhwand (died 1498); recto: illuminated titlepiece, border and text; verso: text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Rawzat al-safa (Garden of purity) by Mirkhwand (died 1498); recto: illuminated titlepiece, border and text; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1571-1572 (979 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 41 x 26.5 cm (16 1/8 x 10 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.88.2
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.88.2

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi
  • Author

    Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawzat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya' wa'l-muluk wa'l-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 with a few lines in Arabic; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from facing folio (S1986.88.1); verso: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty-one folios.
    Border: The recto is set in an illuminated border, the verso is set in gold, red, and black rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • 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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