December 31, 1749
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54



A calligraphy

India or Iran, 17th century or later.

Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 415 x 300 mm

Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.

Genres: Manuscripts.

Illuminated borders--17th century.
Illuminated borders--18th century.
Illuminated borders--19th century.

Calligraphy--17th century.
Calligraphy--18th century.
Calligraphy--19th century.

Paper (fiber product)
Single leaves.

Language: Persian

Surround in Persian.

Script: nastaʻlīq

Notes: Ms. Mughal or Persian calligraphy; written and illuminated in the 17th century or later.

Text: unidentified Persian quatrain.

Surround text: one line of an unidentified Persian mas̤navi.

Decoration: illuminated border.

Text box: 210 x 118 mm.

MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r.

Provenance: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Associated Names: Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.31v.

Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz.

New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 169-170.

Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian--New York (State)--New York.

Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts