Page of calligraphy

citation

Detached album folio; Page of calligraphy; text: Arabic in black nasta’liq script; Illuminated panel; calligraphic panel containing verses of Qur’an, Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener), sura 1:1-7; signed by Imad al-Hasani.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings with two quatrains in Persian black nasta’liq script, and an outer frame with pink and green floral scroll, mounted on paperboard with floral motifs.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1611-12 (1020 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.2 x 20.7 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran, probably Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.371
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, Qur'an, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), sura 1, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached album folio; Page of calligraphy; text: Arabic in black nasta'liq script; Illuminated panel; calligraphic panel containing verses of Qur'an, Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener), sura 1:1-7; signed by Imad al-Hasani.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings with two quatrains in Persian black nasta'liq script, and an outer frame with pink and green floral scroll, mounted on paperboard with floral motifs.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 456, p. 364.
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an. 5 vols., Boston and Leiden. fig. 8.
  • Sheila R. Canby. Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran. Exh. cat. London, February 19 - June 14, 2009. cat. 7, p. 45.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum