Calligraphy from the St. Petersburg album

Calligrapher: Attributed to Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)
Borders: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)
Historical period(s)
Mughal Dynasty, calligraphy 17th c.; borders mid-18th c.
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 23.6 x 7 cm (9 5/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Calligraphy

Album leaf with calligraphy

illumination, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 22F, p. 131.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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