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Persian, Herat

Diwan of Amir Shahi

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Object Details

Culture

Persian, Herat

Date

ca. 1500

Medium

Ink, opaque watercolors and gold on paper, lacquer binding

Dimensions

30 folios: 23 x 152 mm, Qajar binding: 228 x 145 mm

Credit Line

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund

Object
Number

2002.004

The poet Amir Shahi of Sabzavar (died 1453) was regarded as one of the two greatest masters of the g(…)

The poet Amir Shahi of Sabzavar (died 1453) was regarded as one of the two greatest masters of the ghazal in the fifteenth century. The scribe, Sultan ‘Ali al-Mashhadi, was a leading calligrapher of nasta’liq; his treatise on calligraphy became one of the major surviving documents on the theory and practice of Safavid calligraphy. His career flourished in Herat under the patronage of the Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara. Sultan ‘Ali’s work was enthusiastically collected by the Mughal rulers of India. This manuscript bears inventory seals from the Mughal library.

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