Folio of calligraphy

citation

Page of calligraphy; Persian in black nasta’liq script set against a blue-tinted ground; embellished with rectangular illuminated panels; recto: text, 10 lines; verso: text, An anecdote from Gulistan (The rose garden) by Sa’di, 10 lines.
Border: The text is set in purple, gold and blue rulings on salmon colored paper with landscape and animal motifs.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 15.7 x 8.6 cm (6 3/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
animal, Gulistan, illumination, Iran, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1931
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1931 [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

Page of calligraphy; Persian in black nasta'liq script set against a blue-tinted ground; embellished with rectangular illuminated panels; recto: text, 10 lines; verso: text, An anecdote from Gulistan (The rose garden) by Sa'di, 10 lines.
Border: The text is set in purple, gold and blue rulings on salmon colored paper with landscape and animal motifs.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum