Left-hand half of a double-page calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    Possibly 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 26.6 x 39.2 cm (10 1/2 x 15 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Folio from double-page calligraphy; left-hand half of double page calligraphy, couplets of poem; facing folio (s1986.95.1); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; signed by Imad; inscription on the top right corner; one of a group of 2 folios.
    Border: Text is set in a blue inner frame with a gold floral scroll, a red gold leaf scroll, and a black outer frame with floral motifs.
  • Inscriptions

    Top right corner: "He [God] is the all-effulgent." Text: "Felicitous and happy emperor,/ Shadow of God, sun of justice and religion,/ by the water of whose equity the face of the earth is a garden,/ When the fame of his fortune reaches its end/ he will have subdues the east and the west, Sahibqiran II Shahjahan." Last line unclear, only "Imâd" at end can be read. Left side: "If reason needs clear proof/ it is Dawlatabad and the conquest of Kandahar."
  • 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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