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Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian Verse (khamriyya) (verso)
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Item Details
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Culture
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501-1722)
Title
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian Verse (khamriyya) (verso)
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Work Type
Manuscript
Date
c. 1509-59
Material
ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paper
Description
This page contains two quatrains—poems made up of four lines. The diagonally written text in the center of the page is a poem addressed to a ruler, expressing hope for his success and the downfall of his enemies. The second poem is split between the horizontal panels at the top and bottom of the page. This quatrain praises the beauty of the writer’s beloved, saying that “her moonlike face can steal away a hundred besotted hearts.” At the right are calligraphic exercises displaying letters of the alphabet and the virtuoso skill of the calligrapher Sultan Muhammad Khandan, who signed the page in the triangle at the lower left of the inner text block.
[Persian quatrain]
[Persian quatrain]
Al-faqīr Sulṭān Muḥammad Khandān
[Persian khamriyya]
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Islamic Art
Department: Islamic Art
Gallery: 116 Islamic
Gift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. Simsar
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1983.1115_full.tif
SSID
24617368

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