Calligraphy from the Late Shahjahan Album (A Poem by Amir Shahi)

Calligrapher: Mir-Ali al-Sultani
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, 16th century
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H x W: 47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

animal, bird, flower, Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Oleg Grabar. The Meditation of Ornament. Princeton. p. 71, fig. 45.
  • Pratapaditya Pal. Romance of the Taj Mahal. Exh. cat. Los Angeles and London. p. 105, 110.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 56, pp. 176-177.
  • 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. 340, p. 289.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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