A CALLIGRAPHY OF SULṬĀN ʻALĪ MASHHADĪ
December 31, 1499
Art and Calligraphy
Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506
A calligraphy of Sulṭān ʻAlī Mashhadī
late 15th or early 16th century.
Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 379 x 241 mm
Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Genres: Manuscripts--Afghanistan--Herāt--15th century.
Illuminated borders--Afghanistan--Herāt--15th century.
Illuminated borders--Afghanistan--Herāt--16th century.
Paper (fiber product)
Language: Arabic and Persian
Surrounds in Arabic.
Notes: Ms. calligraphy; written and illuminated in the late 15th or early 16th century, possibly in Herāt.
Text: five hemistichs of Arabic poetry with Persian tranlation below it.
Surrounds are two lines of Arabic poetry cut from a manuscript.
Text of the surrounds refer to the cave in which Muḥammad and Abū-Bakr spent a night hiding from the Meccans.
Scribe: Sulṭān ʻAlī Mashhadī.
Decoration: illuminated border.
Text box: 136 x 58 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: ʻAlī Mashhadī, Sulṭān, active 1453-1514, 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.458.35r.
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