Album Page with Calligraphic Composition

Location: Iran

Materials: ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; mounted on card within borders of tinted paper

Dimensions: 19.8 x 10cm (calligraphic panel)

Accession Number: CAL 216

Other Notes:

Mir ‘Imad al-Hasani was the undisputed master of nasta‘liq, the script used in this example. He was murdered in 1615, reputedly for offending Shah ‘Abbas (r. 1587 – 1629).


written in nasta‘liq script


N.F. Safwat, The Art of the Pen. Calligraphy of the 14th to 20th Centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume V, London 1996, cat.62, pp.130–31.