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Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Detached album folio: page of calligraphy with paintings; two calligraphic panels in Persian black nasta'liq script and two paintings; panel of calligraphy from Gulistan (Rose garden) by Sa'di in the upper right-hand corner; painting: Cluster of primrose by Master Murad in the lower right-hand corner; five couplets of poem by Shah Mahmud al-Nishapuri in the lower left-hand corner; tinted drawing: Dancing sufis attributed to Muhammadi of Herat in the upper left-hand corner.
Border: The painting and the text are set in red and gold rulings with a tendril scroll inner frame and gold, red and black outer frame mounted on a green paperboard with gold floral motifs.
Lower right, "work of Ustad Murad."
Lower left, "work of the slave Shah Mahmud."
Upper left, "done by Master Muhammadi of Herat."
Seal: Abbas, slave of the monarch sainthood [Ali b. Abi-Talib]."
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Iran, individual paintings and drawings were often mounted together with fragments of poetry and bound in albums. This album leaf is formed of four very different elements. The text page in the upper right is from a sixteenth-century manuscript of the Gulistan (Rose Garden) by the Persian poet Sa'di (ca. 1213-1292). The lines of delicate script in the lower left comprise a love poem copied by the sixteenth century calligrapher Shah-Mahmud al-Nishapuri (died ca. 1564-;65). The primrose plant is inscribed with the name of the seventeenth-century painter Master Murad. The tinted line drawing of dancers, who may belong to the mystical order of Sufism, is attributed to the well-known artist Muhammadi of Herat (active ca. 1560-91).
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