Page of calligraphy

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Detached album folio; Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: six diagonal lines of verse written on a composition in gold with an ibex and a deer in vegetation, signed by Muhammad Husayn; verso: six lines of verse.
Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold and black rulings and a turquoise inner frame with gold floral scroll and a bright red outer frame stenciled with white flowers. The verso is set in gold and blue rulings with an outer frame of floral scroll on cream-colored paper.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad Husayn
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 17th century
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.1 x 24.2 cm (13 13/16 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.375
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), stenciling, 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; Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: six diagonal lines of verse written on a composition in gold with an ibex and a deer in vegetation, signed by Muhammad Husayn; verso: six lines of verse.
Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold and black rulings and a turquoise inner frame with gold floral scroll and a bright red outer frame stenciled with white flowers. The verso is set in gold and blue rulings with an outer frame of floral scroll on cream-colored paper.

Inscription(s)

Recto, bottom page: "the poor, sinful Muhammad Husayn, may God forgive him, accept his repentance, and conceal his faults."

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. 454, p. 362.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum