Folio from an unidentified text; verso, The prophet Muhammad on his way to conquer Mecca; recto, text, The prophet Muhammad proceeds to conquer the Holy Shrine of Mecca

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: Muhammad proceeds to conquer the Holy Shrine of Mecca, four columns, twenty-three lines of text, stamp; verso: illustration and text: Muhammad on his way to conquer Mecca.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and brown rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 19th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 46.4 x 27.5 cm (18 1/4 x 10 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.217
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
battle, Iran, Islam, Mecca, Muhammad, prophet, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text: Muhammad proceeds to conquer the Holy Shrine of Mecca, four columns, twenty-three lines of text, stamp; verso: illustration and text: Muhammad on his way to conquer Mecca.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and brown rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Le Prophete Muhammad: Entre le mot et l'image. fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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