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Folio of calligraphy

Calligrapher:
Kamal al-Din Ayn al-Din (died 1566 (974 A.H.))  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 x 13.7 cm (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
Iran or Afghanistan
Date:
1541-1542 (948 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
marbling  Search this
ta'liq script  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.63
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Folio of calligraphy by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-Munshi al-Sultani (d. 974)

Artist:
Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar (died 974 A.H.)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22.8 x 13.4 cm (9 x 5 1/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
Herat, Afghanistan
Date:
August-September 1552 (Ramadan 959 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
ta'liq script  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.64
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Folio of Calligraphy

Artist:
Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar (died 974 A.H.)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on colored paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.5 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
Herat, Afghanistan
Date:
ca. 1540-1550
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
ta'liq script  Search this
ta'liq script  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.65
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Page from the St. Petersburg album

Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Borders:
Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.7 x 19.5 cm (12 1/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
calligraphy early 17th century, margins 1755-56
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1942.15b
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Page from the St. Petersburg album

Artist:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Borders:
Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.5 x 17.1 cm (12 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
calligraphy 1608-9, borders 1756-57
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1942.16b
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Copyright with museum
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Calligraphy from the St. Petersburg album

Calligrapher:
Attributed to Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Borders:
Attributed to Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.6 x 7 cm (9 5/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
calligraphy 17th c.; borders mid-18th c.
Period:
Mughal Dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1942.17b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Calligraphy from the St. Petersburg album

Calligrapher:
Attributed to Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Borders:
Attributed to Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.1 x 23 cm (14 5/8 x 9 1/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
calligraphy early 17th c.; borders mid-18th c.
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1942.18b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Couplet in cursive script

Artist:
Chen Xianzhang ( 1428-1500)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 183.4 x 91.5 cm (72 3/16 x 36 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
mid-late 15th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
cursive script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.41
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Page of Calligraphy [obverse] from the St. Petersburg album

Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Borders:
Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 35.3 × 17.1 cm (13 7/8 × 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
calligraphy 1610-11, margins 1756–57
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.9b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Transcriptions of Poems by Fayi

Artist:
Zhang Daqian 張大千 (China, 1899-1983)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on decorative paper
Dimensions:
H x W (avg. leaf): 27.2 x 19.1 cm (10 11/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Type:
Album
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1954?
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
poem  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1955.28.1-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Page from the Ishiyama-gire (dispersed volumes of the Anthology of the Thirty-Six Poets) Poet: Ki no Tsurayuki

Calligrapher:
Attributed to Fujiwara no Sadanobu (1088-1156)  Search this
Author:
Ki no Tsurayuki (?-945)  Search this
Medium:
Album leaf; ink on assembled dyed paper decorated with silver and gold
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 131.8 x 44 cm (51 7/8 x 17 5/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
Japan
Date:
early 12th century
Period:
Heian period
Topic:
Heian period (794 - 1185)  Search this
poem  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1969.4
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Fragments found inside Standing Buddha (F71.6a)

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 25.4 x 35 cm (10 x 13 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
Date unknown
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1971.6d-gg
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Document relating to a sculpture of Aizen Myo-o (Ragaraja)

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.5 x 54.6 cm (5 5/16 x 21 1/2 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1292
Period:
Kamakura period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1974.21.2
Restrictions & Rights:
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Zen couplet

Artist:
Mokuan Shoto (1611-1684)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 28.7 x 55.9 cm (11 5/16 x 22 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1670
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Zen Buddhism  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
fan  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
calligraphy  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Kurt A. Gitter
Accession Number:
F1975.19
Restrictions & Rights:
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Poems by Thirty-Six Immortal Poets

Artist:
Hon'ami Koetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)  Search this
Medium:
Album leaves; ink, gold, and mica on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 x 10.7 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Album
Origin:
Japan
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
poem  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1975.20a-jj
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Epitaph of Mu Shao (480-531) in standard script

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 103.2 x 99.6 cm (40 5/8 x 39 3/16 in)
Type:
Rubbing
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
inscription: 531; rubbing: 20th century
Period:
Northern Wei dynasty
Topic:
funerary  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
rubbing  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
epitaph  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number:
F1976.19
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Epitaph of Quan Nanchan (639-701) in standard script

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 154.9 × 123.9 cm (61 × 48 3/4 in)
Type:
Rubbing
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
inscription: 702; rubbing: 20th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
funerary  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
rubbing  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
epitaph  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number:
F1976.20
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Epitaph of Xing Yanbao (died 704) in standard script

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 58.3 x 55.5 cm (22 15/16 x 21 7/8 in)
Type:
Rubbing
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
inscription: 704; rubbing: 20th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
funerary  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
rubbing  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
epitaph  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number:
F1976.21
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Epitaph of Widow Gao (867-935) in standard script

Calligrapher:
Guo Seng 郭僧 (early to mid-10th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 63.5 x 57.2 cm (25 x 22 1/2 in)
Type:
Rubbing
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
inscription: 935; rubbing: 20th century
Period:
Five Dynasties period
Topic:
Five Dynasties period (907 - 960)  Search this
funerary  Search this
woman  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
rubbing  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
epitaph  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number:
F1976.22
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Stele for the late Buddhist Monk Daoyin

Artist:
Ouyang Tong (died 691)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (rubbing): 220.8 x 101.5 cm (86 15/16 x 39 15/16 in)
Type:
Rubbing
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
inscription: 663; rubbing: 20th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
rubbing  Search this
lettering  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number:
F1976.23a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Undetermined copyright
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