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CAL 216
CAL 216

Album Page with Calligraphic Composition

CAL 216

Iran

circa 1600–1615

CAL 216

Album Page with Calligraphic Composition

CAL 216

Iran

circa 1600–1615

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.