Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Author: Sa'di (1213/19–92)
Author: Hafiz (probably 1325/6–90)
Calligrapher: Sultan `Ali Mashhadi (ca.1440–1520)
Object Name: Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date: late 15th century
Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 7 1/2in. (30.2 x 19cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number: 11.84.9

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