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Calligraphy from a Ghazal of Badr al-Din Hilali Jaghata’i (Persian, active c. 1500)

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

Calligraphy from a Ghazal of Badr al-Din Hilali Jaghata’i (Persian, active c. 1500)



Calligraphy from a Ghazal of Badr al-Din Hilali Jaghata’i (Persian, active c. 1500) c. 1550; borders added c. 1700s and mounted upside down Part of a set. See all set records calligraphy by Faqir Ali (Persian, active c. 1550–1610) Iran, Safavid Period Ink on paper (verso) Page: 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 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 2013.309.b INSCRIPTION Calligraphy, Persian verses in nasta‘liq script: He is Venerable!/ I am the dust on the path of the messenger to my beloved’s hallowed sanctuary;/ Perchance I may reach the destination in his footsteps./ On the burn in my branded heart, do not place any soothing balm,/ So that the comfort that I draw from my pain and sorrow for my beloved does not abate. PROVENANCE before 1962 Hagop Kevorkian [1872–1962], New York, NY 1969-2013 Ralph Benkaim [1914-2001] and Catherine Glynn Benkaim [b. 1946], Beverly Hills, CA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art December 1, 1969 (Sotheby’s, London, Highly Important Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures: The Property of Kevorkian Foundation, 1 December 1969, lot 120, sold to Ralph Benkaim) 2013- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH EXHIBITION HISTORY A Flower From Every Meadow. Asia House Gallery, New York, NY; Center for Asian Art and Culture, San Francisco, CA; Albright-Know Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York, NY (1973). Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 245). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (December 31, 2013-June 30, 2014).

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Very good information.


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