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Su19 Dine: HISTART 393 - Visit 2

Calligraphy

A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
fritware with underglaze painting, and clear glaze
2 15/16 in x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in (7.5 cm x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm);2 15/16 in (7.5 cm);x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This page from the Shahnama of Firdausi is the second illuminated chapter heading of the book. The language of the text is Persian, but the script used is a modified form of Arabic done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The manuscript was made by the Shiraz and Timurid Schools, ca. 1460. 
Iranian
Illuminated Chapter Heading from the Shahnama of Firdausi (The “Kervorkian Shahnama”) (Second heading)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 17.6 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.2 cm x 36.5 cm);8 in x 4 11/16 in (20.3 cm x 11.9 cm);10 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 17.6 cm)
Museum Purchase
Iranian
Tile fragment with inscription, Molded calligraphy in depressed band in the tile, glazed in bluish-turquoise, slight incrustation and iridescence.
molded fritware with turquoise glaze
8 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. ( 21.27 cm x 27.62 cm x 4.5 cm )
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Qur'an manuscript leaf, illuminated section heading in thuluth script
ink, color and gold on paper
8 9/16 in x 5 3/8 in (21.8 cm x 13.7 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall

Persian poetry and proverbs anthology manuscript page
ink on glazed paper
8 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in (20.9 cm x 14.3 cm)
Museum Purchase
Illuminated manuscript page with Arabic calligraphy that is framed by floriated,<br />
cloud-band borders, stylized cartouches, and marginal vignettes.
European
Illuminated Leaf
ink and gold leaf on paper
16 ½ in x 14 ½ in (41.91 cm x 36.83 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen
The large character for snow in block script is juxtaposed with lines of smaller characters in running script. The large character is drawn with unhurried, thick, even strokes in dense, unbroken black ink with blunt contours, while the smaller characters are brushed rapidly, with strokes of varying thickness, a pronounced diagonal tilt, and sharp edges.
Muan Xingtao (aka (J.
Snow: calligraphy scroll
ink on paper
11 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (28.42 x 66.52 cm);x 37 13/16 x 2 3/8 in. x 96 x 6 cm
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Calligraphy of a Zen epigram with signature: Yesterday I was in my rustic home, today I am not there; tomorrow I will be elsewhere.
Hamada Shōji
Calligraphy of a Zen epigram: Yesterday I was in my rustic home, today I am not there; tomorrow I will be elsewhere. [signature]
ink on paper
14 5/16 in x 22 11/16 in (36.35 cm x 57.63 cm)
Gift of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild
Yorifuyu
Calligraphy
ink and color on paper, tanzaku
14 1/4 in. x 2 3/8 in. ( 36.2 cm x 6 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Khaled al-Saa'i
Winter in Ann Arbor
natural ink, tempera and gouache on paper
14 1/16 x 8 5/16 in. (35.6 x 21 cm);22 3/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56.2 x 46 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Japanese
Sutra Fragment, Calligraphy in Block Script
ink on paper
12 5/16 in. x 6 in. ( 31.2 cm x 15.2 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

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