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Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Abbas I
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Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Abbas I


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description According to the inscription in the upper panel of this manuscript leaf, Walters W.713, the painting depicts the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abbas I (reigned 996 AH/AD 1588-1038 AH/AD 1629). It was likely produced in India in the twelfth century AH/AD 18th. The Safavid ruler is shown in a stylized landscape. On the verso of the leaf is a sample of calligraphy in Nasta'liq script quoting verses by the Persian poet Sa'di Shirazi (died 691 AH/AD 1292). These verses were executed in Samarqand by Muhammad Amin ibn Baba Jan in 990 AH/AD 1582-1583.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/22/1975Treatmentstabilized
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Painting: 18th century; Calligraphy: 1582-1583 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and paint on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.713
Measurements
H: 14 15/16 x W: 10 1/16 in. (38 x 25.5 cm)
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