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A calligraphy 3

December 31, 1549
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Humayun 1530–1556

A calligraphy 3



A calligraphy *Published/Created: Persia and/or Golconda, ca. 1550-1600. Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 242 x 378 mm Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Manuscripts--16th century. Illuminated borders--16th century. Calligraphy. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Language: Persian Large top and bottom cartouches in the surround are in Persian; Large side cartouches and the outer small cartouches in the surround are in Persian. Script: nastaʻlīq nastaʻlīq. Notes: Ms. calligraphy; written in Persia and/or in Golconda, in the Deccan region, in the second half of the 16th century. Text: three lines of a Persian prose treatise. Decoration: illuminated border. The surrounds are cuttings from three manuscripts. The large top and bottom cartouches of the surround are a nastaʻlīq alphabet. The large side cartouches of the surround are prose, probably from Anṣārī's Munājāt. The outer small carouches of the surround are six lines from a Persian qasida in "-ad". Text box: 125 x 48 mm. MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r. Provenance: Ḥusain Khān Shāmlū (d. 1618) and possibly his son, Ḥasan Khān; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943). Associated Names: Anṣārī al-Harawī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad, 1006-1089. Munājāt. 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. Formatted Place: India--Golconda. Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.33r. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York: The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 170-171; figure 236. Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian--New York (State)--New York. 1550-1600. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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