- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Calligraphy has traditionally had a special status in Islamic art as the embodiment of the word of God. This page is the right half of a brilliantly illuminated double-page frontispiece from a deluxe imperial album. A myriad of tiny floral motifs provides a weblike matrix for the design of the borders surrounding the text, which reads:
O God, if you do not shepherd me, I am lost; if you shepherd me, then I cannot go astray. O God, if I make a mistake out of ignorance, I implore you [for forgiveness] even before it has vexed anyone.
- 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. 331, pp. 278-279.
- Envisioning an Imperial Mughal Album; The Late Shah Jahan Album (assembled c. 1650-58): Muraqqa Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library. .
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 21B, p. 114.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum