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Illuminated Page of Calligraphy in nasta'liq script

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
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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
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RECORD COMPLETENESS Adequate (59%)
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