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Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan (collected poems) by Sultan Husayn Mirza; Eastern Turkish in white nasta'liq script with the title in an illuminated band; verses of poem executed in qat' (cut-out technique); one of a group of two folios (with F1929.67)
Border: Folio is on a green ground, set in gold and white rulings on gold- sprinkled paper.
Written in Turkish, this folio is from a copy of the collected works of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (reigned 1470-1506), and is executed in a technique known as qata'i (decoupage). Instead of writing in ink, individual letters are cut out of different colored paper and pasted on a contrasting background. The art of decoupage, which originated in late-fifteenth-century Herat, required tremendous skill, dexterity, and imagination.
- Published References
- The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor. Washington and New York. p. 206.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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