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Page of Calligraphy

Calligrapher:
Abd al-Majid Taleqani (1737–71)
Object Name:
Non-illustrated single work
Date:
dated A.H. 1176/A.D. 1763
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.126.4
Not on view
Signature: Abd al-Majid al-faqir bi tarikh-i Shawwal, 1176 A.D./ April 1763

Inscription: In Arabic. Translation by H. McAllister: "Written by the humble slave Abd al Majid the poor in th early days[?] [of the] month of Shawwal, year 1176 [A.D. April 1763]"
Annette E. Sagaphi, New York (until 1946; sold to MMA)
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