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Amir Khosrow: Collection of Poems (Divan)
Attributed to Mirza Ghulam
Attributed to Nanha
creator QS:P170,Q207817
Scribe Mir `Abd Allah Katib Katib
Collection of Poems (Divan)
English: Walters manuscript W.650 is an illuminated and illustrated Mughal copy of a collection of poems (divan) by the eminent poet and hagiographer of Islamic India, Hasan Dihlavi (died ca. 729 AH/AD 1328). It was written in Nasta'liq script by 'Abd Allah Mushkin Qalam (Amber-Scented Pen) in Allahabad in 1011 AH/AD 1602, according to the colophon on fol. 187a. A celebrated royal calligrapher, Abd Allah Mushkin Qalam worked in Allahabad for Prince Salim, who later became the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The manuscript opens with a double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 2b-3a) and is illustrated with 14 paintings, including a portrait of the calligrapher himself (fol. 187a). The lacquer binding has intricate all-over illumination in which the main element is a pattern of gold strapwork with floral motifs, attributable to the 13th century AH/AD 19th.
Date AD (1011 AH) (Mughal Empire
era QS:P2348,Q33296
Medium ink and pigments on biscuit-colored laid paper bound between boards covered with lacquer
Dimensions Folio Height: 31.5 cm (12.4 ″); Width: 20.5 cm (8 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,31.5U174728;P2049,20.5U174728
; H in cradle: 12 1/2 x W: 14 3/4 x D: 5 1/2 in. (31.8 x 37.5 x 14 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
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Place of creation Allahabad, India
Object history
Exhibition history The Grand Mogul: Imperial Painting in India, 1600-1900. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston; Asia House Gallery, New York. 1978-1979. The Art of the Book in India. British Library, London. 1982. Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985. Elephants. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987-1988. Mything Persons: Historic Figures in Legends of East and West. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998. The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters
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