Composite page of calligraphy

Detached album folio; Page of calligraphies; text: Persian and Turkish in black and red nasta’liq script; central panel contains quatrains arranged in four diagonal lines, corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; the sides are divided into several horizontal panels with verses.
Border: The text panels are set in gold, blue and black rulings, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th-17th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 47.5 x 32.4 cm (18 11/16 x 12 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.339
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; Page of calligraphies; text: Persian and Turkish in black and red nasta'liq script; central panel contains quatrains arranged in four diagonal lines, corners embellished with triangular illuminated panels; the sides are divided into several horizontal panels with verses.
Border: The text panels are set in gold, blue and black rulings, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Upper right hand corner: "written in the Year 70.”

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. 448, p. 361.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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