Folio of calligraphy

Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta’liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-munshi al-sultani and dated 1541-1542 (948 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; reverse side marbled; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The calligraphiy is set in gold, black and blue rulings and a blue inner frame with ta’liq script mounted on light pink gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Kamal al-Din Ayn al-Din (died 1566 (974 A.H.))
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1541-1542 (948 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 x 13.7 cm (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran or Afghanistan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.63
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, illumination, Iran, marbling, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), ta'liq script
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York on April 5, 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta'liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-munshi al-sultani and dated 1541-1542 (948 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; reverse side marbled; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The calligraphiy is set in gold, black and blue rulings and a blue inner frame with ta'liq script mounted on light pink gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Written in [A.H.] 948, [A.D.] 1541 by the poor miserable slave Ikhtiyar, the royal scribe.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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