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Persian poetry anthology manuscript page

Accession Number
1987/1.195.8

Title
Persian poetry anthology manuscript page

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
early 17th century

Medium & Support
ink, color, and gold on paper

Dimensions
8 3/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.8 cm x 13.9 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege

Label copy
Written in horizontal and slanted nasta’liq script
The nasta‘liq script is an entirely Persian artistic innovation, created in the late thirteenth century by merging the qualities of the naskh and the ta‘liq scripts. Persian calligraphers brilliantly exploited the sinuousness of nasta’liq, writing it at a slant within eye-catching geometric schemes such as that seen here. A rectilinear panel is surrounded by a frame with a slanted composition. The piece includes the names of poets, including Mirza Muhammad Mustafa, Mirza Muhammad Faris, ‘Ali Shirazi, and Mulla Muhtashim Kashi, along with excerpts of their poetry.
Yasser Tabbaa, Guest Curator, ‘Art of the Written Word,” 1/15–6/5/2005

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Primary Object Type


Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Islamic
calligraphy
manuscripts
poetry

5 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Introduction to Manuscripts and Early Print
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Visual Cultures of Islam- Manuscripts 
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )

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