Page of calligraphy (decoupage)

Detached album folio; page of cut out (decoupage) calligraphy; text: Turkish in white nasta’liq script; two couplets from an unidentified poem; corners and sides embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Naqshi.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, green and blue rulings mounted on marbled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Naqshi
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 16th century
Medium
Colored papers and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.5 x 16.4 cm (9 5/8 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Probably Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.335
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
decoupage, Henri Vever collection, marbling, nasta'liq script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; page of cut out (decoupage) calligraphy; text: Turkish in white nasta'liq script; two couplets from an unidentified poem; corners and sides embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Naqshi.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, green and blue rulings mounted on marbled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Bottom page triangular illuminated panel, "poor sinful Naghshi."

Published References
  • Filiz Cagman. Kati: Cut paper works and artists in the Ottoman world. .
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 444, pp. 352, 359.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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