Right-hand half of a double-page calligraphy

Folio from double-page calligraphy: right-hand half of double-page calligraphy, four hemistichs from Bustan of Sa’di, facing folio (S1986.95.2); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; signature of Mir-Ali-Tabrizi; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text is set in a blue inner frame with a gold floral scroll, a red gold leaf scroll, and a black outer frame with floral motifs.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Mir Ali al-Tabrizi
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Possibly 17th century
School
Mughal School
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 39.5 x 26.3 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/8 in) H x W: 26.3 x 17.2 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/4 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
S1986.95.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Folio from double-page calligraphy: right-hand half of double-page calligraphy, four hemistichs from Bustan of Sa'di, facing folio (S1986.95.2); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; signature of Mir-Ali-Tabrizi; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text is set in a blue inner frame with a gold floral scroll, a red gold leaf scroll, and a black outer frame with floral motifs.

Inscription(s)

Central panel cloud band: "Mir Ali Tabrizi."

Published References
  • Akbar: The Great Emperor of India. Exh. cat. Italy. p. 136, fig. 11.10.
  • 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. 455, p. 364.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World, South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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