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Persian single folio
1998.2.46
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is an exceptional example of Nasta'liq script which emerged and flourished in Iran during the 16th century and has been reserved for the Farsi language.

History of the Object
The poem in the composition is known as Ruba'i. It was dedicated to a monarch who reigned at that time.

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Type
Documents 
Materials
Paper 
Measurements
Width 13.2 cm Length 6.3 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Persia 
Geography
Iran 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
17th Century; 11th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
Unknown 
Acquisition
Purchased from an auction house 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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