Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi / Folio from the Kevorkian Album / ca. 1540Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi
Folio from the Kevorkian Album
ca. 1540

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian; Safavid
Creator Dates/Places: Uzbekistan
Creator Name-CRT: Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi
Title: Folio from the Kevorkian Album
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1530
Creation End Date: 1550
Creation Date: ca. 1540
Creation Place: Bukhara
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: ink, gold, and colors on paper
Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (38.7 x 25.6 cm)

This panel of calligraphy conforms closely to the type probably established by the celebrated calligrapher Sultan cAli about forty or fifty years earlier. The border illumination is signed by the artist Daulat, who executed paintings and marginalia for three generations of Mughal emperors, from Akbar to Shah Jahan. Mir cAli was both the calligrapher and author of the lines written here:

One with the eye of gazelles/hunted the bird of my heart,/Robbed me of steadfastness,/robbed me, poor lover, of rest./Counsel and good advice/is no longer of use?/There is no use anymore,/friends, in counseling me!/The poor cAli.

AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
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Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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