Page of calligraphy

Detached album folio: Page of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; quatrain arranged in four diagonal lines; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Ali Kashmiri.
Border: The text is set in gold, black and white rulings with an inner frame of gold foliate scroll, mounted on marbled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: signed by Ali Kashmiri
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 17.1 x 26.9 cm (6 3/4 x 10 9/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.338
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, India, marbling, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio: Page of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; quatrain arranged in four diagonal lines; corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; signed by Ali Kashmiri.
Border: The text is set in gold, black and white rulings with an inner frame of gold foliate scroll, mounted on marbled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Bottom left, triangular illuminated panel: “written by the slave Ali Kashmiri."

Published References
  • 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. 440, pp. 356-357.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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