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Folio from a Rawzat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: colophon; verso: illuminated titlepiece, border and text

Catalog Data

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): 41 x 26.2 cm (16 1/8 x 10 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
1571-72 (979 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawzat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya' wa'l-muluk wa'l-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: colophon; verso: right-hand half of a double page composition detached from the facing folio (S1986.89.2); heading in white: third volume (al-jild al-thalath), text: fifteen lines; one of a group of twenty-one folios.
Inscriptions:
This discourse is completed with the aid of God, king of the rulers, the powerful, and the munificent. By the goodness and properness and kindness of his divine grace, the least of God's creatures finished writing it, Ibn Mahmud Inayatullah the scribe of Shiraz. May God forgive his sins and disregard his faults in the year [A.H.] 979 [A.D. 1571-72].
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
history  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:
S1986.89.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye38269ba76-4540-4cfa-8171-7bae3e39a488
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.89.1