Page of Calligraphy, Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Page of Calligraphy

Object Name:
Non-illustrated album leaf
17th century
Attributed to Iran
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (16.5 x 8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Tabbagh Frères, 1911
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In Arabic, in lower right corner: "The little in worth, Abd ar-Rashid ash-Sharif al-Husayni, [God] pardon his sins."
Tabbagh Frères, Paris and New York (until 1911; gifted to MMA)
Bordeaux. Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux. "Profile of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From Ramesses to Picasso," May 15, 1981–September 1, 1981, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "5000 Years of Art," October 10, 1981–December 6, 1981, no. 24B.

"An Exhibition Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Federation of Arts." In 5000 Years of Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. no. 24B, ill. (b/w).