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Two paintings with large yellow-and-red borders and calligraphic seals on the top. One shows a bearded man in a cream costume with blue and red decoration and a plumed, decorated hat. The other has three lines of calligraphy surrounded by floral vine decoration.
AKM531, Double Album Page, Front

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Two plain pages, each with minor marks. One has “XIII” on the top left. Both have two tiny ink marks on the centre of the page.
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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