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A calligraphy of Maḥmūd ibn Isḥāq al-Shihābī

December 31, 1577
The Morgan Library and Museum
Art and Calligraphy
Akbar 1556–1605

A calligraphy of Maḥmūd ibn Isḥāq al-Shihābī



A calligraphy of Maḥmūd ibn Isḥāq al-Shihābī Persia, March 1578 Description:1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 379 x 242 mm Links: Detailed descriptions and additional bibliographies Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Dated manuscripts. Manuscripts. Illuminated borders--16th century. Calligraphy--16th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Language: Persian Script: nastaʻlīq Notes: Ms. calligraphy; written in Persia and dated Muḥarram 986 (March 1578). Decoration: illuminated border. Text: the beginning lines of a ghazal by Ḥāfiẓ. Text box: 235 x 108 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: Ḥāfiẓ, active 14th century. Ibn Isḥāq al-Shihābī, Maḥmūd, active 1521-1585, scribe. 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.458.7v. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, p. 111-112; no. 50, p. 151. Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian--New York (State)--New York. 1578 03. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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