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Illuminated Text Page

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Description This text page from Walters manuscript W.651 is written in Nasta"liq script on orange tinted paper by the calligrapher Muhammad Zaman al-Tabrizi in 998 AH/AD 1589-1590 in Safavid Iran. The bluish-green borders are illuminated in an early Safavid style.
Provenance Mahmud Askani, 1893-1894, by purchase [ownership statement on fol. 6b written by Husayn Qavam Daftar (?) and dated 1311 AH/AD 1893-1894 stating that this precious book was bought for his son Mahmud Askani from a woman for 10 ashrafis (gold dinars)]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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998 AH/AD 1589-1590 (Safavid)
ink and pigments on orange-tinted paper with bluish-green borders
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 6 7/8 x W: 4 5/16 in. (17.5 x 11.0 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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