Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather
10.87 in. high 6.62 in. wide (27.6 cm high 16.8 cm wide)
Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, Rogers Fund and Ehsan Yarshater Gift, 1986
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Persian Location: Colophon Style: Nasta'liq Transliteration: Bida'at nayawurdam illa umid Khudaya zi 'afw-am makun naumid Katabahn al'abd Muhammad Harawi mashhur bi Sirri fi sanat sitta wa-thalathin wa-tis'oni'a Translation by Wheeler Thackston, 3 April, 1987: I have brought no goods except hope: O God, make me not to despair of thy forgiveness. Written by Muhammad Harawi, known as Sirri in the year 936
Marking: See additional card.
Sotheby's, London (British), May 22-23, 1986, no. 388, to Ahuan; [ Ahuan Islamic Art, London, 1986; sold to MMA]
"May 22–23, 1986." In Fine Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, London, 1986. no. 388, pp. 198-199, ill. p. 198 (color), folio 104b.
Welch, Stuart Carey. "Islamic Art; A Safavid Pierced Steel Plaque." Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1986–1987; The Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 44 (1986–1987). p. 8, ill. (color).