A CALLIGRAPHY OF SULṬĀN ʻALĪ MASHHADĪ

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December 31, 1499
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Art and Calligraphy
Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506

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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.

Manuscripts--Afghanistan--Herāt--16th century.

Illuminated borders--Afghanistan--Herāt--15th century.
Illuminated borders--Afghanistan--Herāt--16th century.

Calligraphy--Afghanistan--Herāt--15th century.
Calligraphy--Afghanistan--Herāt--16th century.

Paper (fiber product)
Cardboard.
Single leaves.

Language: Arabic and Persian
Surrounds in Arabic.

Script: nastaʻlīq

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.
Formatted Place:Afghanistan--Herāt.

Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.35r.

Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan L