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AKM531, Double Album Page, Front

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AKM531, Double Album Page, Back

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Double Album Page
Calligraphy by Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834)
  • Accession Number:AKM531
  • Creator:Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834)
  • Place:Iran, Tehran
  • Dimensions:33.2 x 20.4 cm (each page)
  • Date:early 19th century
  • Materials and Technique:opaque watercolour, gold, and ink on paper
  • The work of a royal hand, this page of calligraphy bears the signature of Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834), the second king of the Qajar Dynasty. Shah particularly practiced in the style of 16th-century calligraphic masters. Throughout his reign, he was an enthusiastic patron of calligraphers, artists, and poets.

The work of a royal hand, this page of calligraphy bears the signature of Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834), the second king of the Qajar Dynasty. Shah particularly practiced in the style of 16th-century calligraphic masters. Throughout his reign, he was an enthusiastic patron of calligraphers, artists, and poets.

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