Manuscript/Mixed Material 'Id blessings
About this Item
- 'Id blessings
- Contributor Names
- (Muhammad) 'Ali
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Calligraphy, Arabic
- - Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
- - Iran
- - Arabic script calligraphy
- - Illuminated Islamic manuscripts
- - Islamic calligraphy
- - Islamic manuscripts
- - Naskh
- - Arabic blessings to a ruler on the occasion of 'id, written in Arabic by Persian calligrapher Muhammad 'Ali in the Naskh script.
- - Dimensions of Written Surface: 14.9 (w) x 22 (h) cm
- - In the lower left corner, the calligrapher (Muhammad) 'Ali has signed his work and dated it 1142/1729-30. It appears that the original calligrapher's name, which included the name 'Ali, was erased purposefully. It is possible, therefore, that the date constitutes a later corrective as well.
- - Nevertheless, text panels such as this one, providing various Arabic-language prayers in naskh script, were made by the famous naskh-revival Persian calligraphers Mirza Ahmad Nayrizi (d. 1152/1739) and his followers. For this reason, it is seems most likely that this piece was executed by a Persian calligrapher active during the 18th century.
- - This calligraphic fragment provides Arabic blessings to a ruler on the occasion of 'id. A number of the patron's epithets and titles are included in the text, which is executed in black naskh script on a beige paper. The words are fully vocalized in black and are framed by cloud bands on a gold background. The text panel is framed by a border decorated with red, blue, and green flower and vine motifs and is pasted to a larger salmon-orange colored piece of paper backed by cardboard.
- - Script: naskh
- - 1-04-713.19.32
- 1 volume ; 18.8 (w) x 29.5 (h) cm
- Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection
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