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Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy
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Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy


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Description This album of painting and calligraphy, Walters manuscript W.671, was compiled in the late 13th century AH/AD 19th or early 14th century AH/AD 20th, most likely in Turkey. The signed pieces of calligraphy represent 9 different Persian calligraphers, including Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi, Sultan Murad al-Husayni, Muhammad Husayn, Ni'mat Allah al-Mashhadi, Muhammad Asghar, Shah Muhammad al-Mashhadi, and Muhammad Zaman. There are 31 paintings, the majority of which are executed in the Safavid style but are attributable to the late 13th century AH/AD 19th or early 14th century AH/AD 20th. They were most likely made in Turkey. The borders are polychrome and marbled gold-sprinkled paper. The brown leather binding decorated with landscape scenes and brushed with gold is contemporary with the compiling of the album.
Exhibitions
  • Islamic Insights. Katonah Gallery, Katonah. 1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
10th century AH/AD 16th century-14th century AH/AD 20th century
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard covered with brown leather with gold with red leather doublures
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.671
Measurements
Folio H: 14 x W: 9 5/8 in. (35.5 x 24.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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