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Specimen of Calligraphy Written in Nasta'liq Script
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Specimen of Calligraphy Written in Nasta'liq Script


Description Provenance Credit
Description This specimen of calligraphy from Walters manuscript leaf W.687 is signed (mashaqahu) by Hasan Shamlu in the lower left corner of the composition. The salmon-colored border is illuminated with floral, fauna, and animal motifs.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.687.B
Measurements
H: 14 3/8 x W: 9 7/16 in. (36.5 x 24 cm); Image 1 H: 3 7/8 x W: 2 9/16 in. (9.9 x 6.5 cm); Image 2 H: 3 3/4 x W: 3 9/16 in. (9.5 x 9 cm)
Geography
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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