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Calligrapher:
Inayatullah al-katib al-Shirazi  Search this
Author:
Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 40.6 x 24.5 cm (16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
1571-1572
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya wa 'l-muluk wa 'l-khulafa (Garden of purity) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black and white nasta'liq script; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (S1986.246); verso: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: The frontispiece is set in an illuminated border; the text is set in red, gold, and blue rulings on a paper with floral motifs.
Inscriptions:
Stamps: blue edge rect, 211
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Imam Ali  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
prophet  Search this
history  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.235
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ye380d93724-2eb2-457b-a511-7cac3182a87d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.235