Citation
Muraqqa' : A concertina album of calligraphic specimens with illuminated borders

Material Information

Title:
Muraqqa' : A concertina album of calligraphic specimens with illuminated borders
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Donor:
Donated in 1935 on behalf of the late Mr R.S. Greenshields.
Place of Publication:
Iran
Publication Date:
Language:
Persian
Materials:
Watercolour, gold and ink on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
H26.5 x W17 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian ( lcsh )
آسیا -- ایران
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Iran
Coordinates:
32 x 53

Notes

Abstract:
The concertina album, kept within a lacquer binding (for which see following entry) opens in concertina fashion and comprises 28 pages. Each page has bold floral margins, some inhabited by birds and insects, some executed in a characteristically Qajar style, which postdates the examples of calligraphy the pages contain. Some of the border illuminations are copied from the immediately preceding page. The following names and dates are mentioned: p. 1, Shāh Maḥmūd and Mīr'Alī al-Ḥusaynī; p. 4, Faqīr‘Alī; pp. 15, 16, 17, Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ, dated, on p. 15, 1105 AH (1693 CE) here illustrated; p. 19, Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-lṣfahānī, dated 1087 AH (1676 CE); pp. 21, 22, Mīr'Alī, written in Qazwīn; p. 24, 'Abd al-Rashīd (Text by Anna Contadini, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of Instruction : Treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007, p.102 no.79-80.
General Note:
Pages 15-16 of MS 35342

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 35342 ( soas manuscript number )
7372b8d7-7099-46f8-be49-6452a16ce676 ( calm recordid )