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Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: Sarlawh and text; recto: blank

Catalog Data

Author:
Khwandshah (Mirkhwand)  Search this
Medium:
Color, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.6 x 24.6 cm (14 13/16 x 9 11/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya' wa-al-muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (Mirkhwand); text: Persian and Arabic in black and red nasta'liq script; recto: blank; verso: sarlawh and text, one column, twenty lines; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, purple, green, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Rawzat al-safa  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.372
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye352c3ffb4-c14d-4d37-85ed-2c84d81769ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.372