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verso: Folio of calligraphy

Folio of calligraphy

Type
Detached album folio
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 17th century
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 16.9 x 9.3 cm (6 5/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.156
Description
Page of calligraphy; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script written in cloud bands on cream-tinted paper; verso: text, Sincere advice from a father to his son, one column, six lines; stamp; recto: blank.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings and is mounted on blue-green paper board with both floral and animal motifs.



Verso: Russian stamp on bottom left of outer margin.

To 1907
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original List of Persian and Indian Drawings, pg. 106, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, F1907.155, Curatorial Remark 10, Debra Diamond, February 3, 2011, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) (1868 - 1951)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Keyword(s)
Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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