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Calligraphy (verso)

December 31, 1701
Art and Calligraphy
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Calligraphy (verso)



Calligraphy (verso) 1702 Part of a set. See all set records calligraphy by Ahmad al-Husaini India, Lucknow, Mughal, 18th century Gold on blue paper, four lines of thuluth calligraphy (verso) Page: 28.2 x 24.1 cm (11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.350.b PROVENANCE Sir Charles Forbes, 7th Baronet [1773-1849], Bengal, London, and Scotland, by descent to his great-grandson, Colonel Sir John Forbes ?-1962 Colonel Sir John Stewart Forbes [1901-1984], Baronet, DSO, DL, Allargue House, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK, consigned to Sotheby's London for sale December 10, 1962 (Sotheby’s, London, Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, 10 December 1962, lot 2, sold to Ralph Benkaim) 1962-2013 Ralph Benkaim [1914-2001] and Catherine Glynn Benkaim [b. 1946], Beverly Hills, CA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art 2013- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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