Folio of calligraphy

citation

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 1541-1542 (948 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; reverse side marbled; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The calligraphiy is set in gold, black and blue rulings and a blue inner frame with ta’liq script mounted on light pink gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Kamal al-Din Ayn al-Din (died 1566 (974 A.H.))
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1541-1542 (948 A.H.)
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)
Geography
Iran or Afghanistan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.63
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, illumination, Iran, marbling, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), ta'liq script
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.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

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 1541-1542 (948 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; reverse side marbled; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The calligraphiy is set in gold, black and blue rulings and a blue inner frame with ta'liq script mounted on light pink gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Written in [A.H.] 948, [A.D.] 1541 by the poor miserable slave Ikhtiyar, the royal scribe.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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