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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,0710,0.331

  • Description

    Painting (verso), removed from album. A jackal in a graveyard. On paper. Calligraphy on verso below painting, signed by Imad al-Hasani.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1610
    • 1628-1658
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.5 centimetres (text)
    • Width: 8.6 Missing value
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Translation

        Seize the day, for the world is fleeting,
        In the eyes of the wise the moment is better than the whole world,
        Alexander, who ruled a whole world,
        At the very moment when he died, left the world.
      • Inscription Comment

        Two couplets. Translation by Bita Ghezelayagh
  • Bibliography

    • Canby 2009 p. 46, cat. 8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1937,0710,0.331

Album page with two hemistiches of poetry. Signed by 'Imad al-Hasani (Mir 'Imad), Qazvin or Isfahan, c. 1600. Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper. H x W (page): 47.2 cm. x 31 cm and H x W (text): 18.5 cm. x 8.6 cm. Painting on verso: Mughal painting of a jackal in a graveyard, middle of the 17th century. Opaque watercolour on paper.

Detail: Inscription

Album page with two hemistiches of poetry. Signed by 'Imad al-Hasani (Mir 'Imad), Qazvin or Isfahan, c. 1600. Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper. H x W (page): 47.2 cm. x 31 cm and H x W (text): 18.5 cm. x 8.6 cm. Painting on verso: Mughal painting of a jackal in a graveyard, middle of the 17th century. Opaque watercolour on paper.

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