Calligraphy from the Late Shahjahan Album (A Poem by Amir Shahi)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Mir-Ali al-Sultani
  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal school
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Jewel and the Rose: Art of Shah Jahan (May 4, 1997 to January 25, 1998)
    Romance of the Taj Mahal (December 17, 1989 to November 25, 1990)
    Art of India: Painting and Decorative Objects (July 30, 1988 to July 9, 1989)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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

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