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A calligraphy

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

A calligraphy



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) Cardboard. 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. 1601-1900. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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