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Asian Art

Chancellery Document in Nasta’liq Script

18th century

Ink on paper

image: 6 × 4 1/2 in. (15.2 × 11.4 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1951.51.55
Geography: 
Iran
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722) or Zand dynasty (1751–94)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Provenance: 

Asia Institute, New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955) New York; gift in 1951 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 46, 153, pl. 28.

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