Album of calligraphic practice sheets

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Album of calligraphic practice sheets, comprising seven folios of calligraphic exercises; text: Persian in black proportioned script (khatt al-mansub); inscriptions contain the name al-Sayyid Ahmad, known as Kwaja-zada and the date A.H.1159.

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Maker(s)
Artist: Sayyid Ahmad (Khwaja-zada) (active 18th century)
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 1746 (1159 A.H.)
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24 x 15.6 cm (9 7/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Gift of Hamid Atighetchi
Accession Number
S2002.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Bound Album folio

Keywords
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 2002
Hamid Atighetchi, London, England. [1]

From 2002
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Hamid Atighetchi, London, England. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. Hamid Atighetchi

Description

Album of calligraphic practice sheets, comprising seven folios of calligraphic exercises; text: Persian in black proportioned script (khatt al-mansub); inscriptions contain the name al-Sayyid Ahmad, known as Kwaja-zada and the date A.H.1159.

Inscription(s)

On the last three folios: "The exercise [mashq] of the lowly, al-Sayyid Ahmad, known as Khwaja-zada, may God be pleased with him [A.H.] 1159 [A.D. 1746]."

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

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