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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
1600 – 1799
fritware, underglaze, glaze
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.158
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)
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/1.39D
Iranian
Tile fragment with inscription, Molded calligraphy in depressed band in the tile, glazed in bluish-turquoise, slight incrustation and iridescence.
1100 – 1299
molded fritware with turquoise glaze
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.153
Qur'an manuscript leaf, illuminated section heading in thuluth script
12th century
ink, color and gold | paper
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
1996/2.54
Persian poetry and proverbs anthology manuscript page
1767 – 1799
ink | glazed paper
Museum Purchase
1959/1.155
Illuminated manuscript page with Arabic calligraphy that is framed by floriated,<br />
cloud-band borders, stylized cartouches, and marginal vignettes.
European
Illuminated Leaf
1495 – 1730
ink, gold leaf | paper
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen
2015/2.1A&B
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
1655 – 1675
ink | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/1.205
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 Shôji
Calligraphy of a Zen epigram: Yesterday I was in my rustic home, today I am not there; tomorrow I will be elsewhere. [signature]
1967
ink | paper
Gift of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild
1980/2.220
Yorifuyu
Calligraphy
1700 – 1899
ink and color | paper, tanzaku
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/1.158
Khaled al-Saa'i
Winter in Ann Arbor
2002
natural ink, tempera and gouache | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.366
Japanese
Sutra Fragment, Calligraphy in Block Script
1100 – 1299
ink | paper
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.31

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