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Page of Calligraphy from an Iskandarnama of Nizami

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
17th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 8 3/4in. (35 x 22.2cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John L. Mish, in memory of Dr. John L. Mish, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.439.2
Not on view
possibly Arthur Upham Pope, New York; Mrs. John L. Mish, Bronxville, NY (until 1987; gifted to MMA)
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