ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; mounted on card within borders of tinted paper
written in nasta‘liq script
19.8 x 10cm (calligraphic panel)
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).
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.