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A calligraphy 2

December 31, 1699
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

A calligraphy 2



A calligraphy India, ca. 1700-1825. Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 295 x 415 mm Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Manuscripts--18th century. Manuscripts--19th century. Illuminated borders--18th century. Illuminated borders--19th century. Calligraphy--18th century. Calligraphy--19th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Language: Arabic Script: nastaʻlīq Notes: Ms. Mughal calligraphy; written and illuminated probably in the 18th or early 19th century. Text: an Arabic aphorism. Decoration: illuminated border. Text box: 162 x 281 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.458.32v. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 170; figure 235. Subjects: Manuscripts, Arabic--New York (State)--New York. 1700-1825. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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