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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:
Manuscript
Origin:
Herat, Afghanistan
Date:
August-September 1552 (Ramadan 959 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta'liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al- munshi al-sultani and dated 1552 (959 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold, black and red rulings mounted on blue gold-sprinkled paperboard.
Inscriptions:
The lower right corner piece: “in the month of Ramadan, year [A.H.] 959, [A.D.1552]."
The lower right corner piece: “in the month of Ramadan, year [A.H.] 959, [A.D.1552]."
Provenance:
To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]
From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York on April 5, 1929 [2]
Notes:
[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp (December 16, 1979 to August 14, 1980)
Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
Untitled Exhibition, South Asian and Persian Art (March 24, 1930 to March 14, 1931)
Previous custodian or owner:
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944)
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
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31931d017-a2d4-4e0e-bf85-7da85c4eeede
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1929.64