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Folio from the “Late Shah Jahan Album”

June 30, 1545
Humayun 1530–1556

Folio from the “Late Shah Jahan Album”



Signed by: Mir 'Ali Heravi (late 15th century to 1545) Indian, Mughal Mughal period Folio, borders, illumination about 1650–58; calligraphy about 1505–45 Object Place: Northern India; Object Place: Bukhara, Iran or Uzbekistan MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Ink, color, and gold on paper DIMENSIONS Height x width: 38.3 × 25.5 cm (15 1/16 × 10 1/16 in.) COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Calligraphy PROVENANCE 1960, gift of John Goelet, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1960)

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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