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    Illuminated Page of Calligraphy in nasta'liq script

    • Artist: Student of Muhammad Amir Salim Dehlawi
    • Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold washes on paper
    • Dates: 1631
    • Dynasty: Mughal
    • Dimensions: sheet: 11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. (29.8 x 19.4 cm) image: 6 11/16 x 3 5/8 in. (17.0 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    • Signature: In Persian in nasta`liq script, at lower left corner, "written by a poor and sinful slave student of Seyyed Muhammad Amir Salim of Delhi, may his sins be forgiven" Read and translated by Maryam Ekhtiar
    • Inscriptions: In Persian, main text in nasta`liq script, "When shall I have time to come to you? For Your advice to make my wealth of knowledge richer, For Years I passed my time in drinking, The rest I wish to spend in your service." In two smaller clouds, "May god forgive his sins" (top right); "In the year 1009 of the Hejirah" (center right) At lower left corner, "written by a poor and sinful slave student of Seyyed Muhammad Amir Salim of Delhi, may his sins be forgiven" Read and translated by Maryam Ekhtiar
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 45.5.1
    • Credit Line: A. Augustus Healy Fund
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Student of Muhammad Amir Salim Dehlawi. Illuminated Page of Calligraphy in nasta'liq script, 1631. Opaque watercolor and gold washes on paper, sheet: 11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. (29.8 x 19.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 45.5.1
    • Image: overall, 45.5.1_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Record Completeness: Adequate (59%)
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