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Page of Calligraphy

Abd al-Majid Taleqani (1737–71)
Object Name:
Non-illustrated single work
dated A.H. 1176/A.D. 1763
Attributed to Iran
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
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)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Celestial Pen: Islamic Calligraphy," September 28, 1982–February 7, 1983, no catalogue.

Schimmel, Annemarie. "Islamic Calligraphy." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., vol. 50, no. 1 (Summer 1992). p. 50, ill. fig. 60 (b/w).

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