- Walters Ms. W.670, Album of Persian and Indian calligraphy, miniatures, and prints
- Bihzād, Riz̤ā Muṣavvir, Muḥammad Ṣādiq al-Riḍawī (Riz̤avī), Muḥammad Ṣādiq ibn Navvāb Mīrzā Muḥammad ʿAlī, Mīr ʿAlī, Shāh Maḥmūd, ʿAlī al-Ḥusaynī, Muḥammad ʿAlī, Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Kulpāykānī (Gulpāygānī), and Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Iṣfahānī
- Persian and Arabic
- This is an album, in the form of an accordion book, of Persian and Indian calligraphy and miniatures, as well as two European prints, assembled in the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE. It contains fourteen illustrations, two of which are ascribed to Bihzād (fol. 2b) and Riz̤ā Muṣavvir (fol. 6a). There are also bird and flower paintings attributable to the late Zand or early Qajar periods, as well as late Mughal portrait paintings. There are numerous calligraphy specimens in various Persian scripts, such as Nayrīzī-style naskh, taʿlīq, nastaʿlīq, and shikastah. The majority of these calligraphic compositions (in Persian and Arabic) are signed by Iranian calligraphers of the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE, such as Muḥammad Ṣādiq al-Riḍawī (Riz̤avī), ʿAlī al-Ḥusaynī, Muḥammad ʿAlī, Muḥammad Kāẓim Kulpāykānī (Gulpāygānī), and Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Iṣfahānī.
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- Walters Ms. W.678, Single leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Attar
- ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, ca. 1230, Farīd al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār, d. 618 AH / 1221 CE, فريد الدين عطار, and Bihzād
- This Timurid leaf depicting a funeral procession is from a copy of Manṭiq al-ṭayr (The language of the birds) by the Persian Sufi poet Farīd al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār (d. 618 AH / 1221 CE). It represents a son’s lamentation at his father’s funeral. The parent manuscript was likely produced in Timurid Herat or Bukhara in the late ninth century AH / fifteenth CE. There are fewer than ten known illustrated copies of the Manṭiq al-ṭayr. In the bottom right corner is a later attribution to the famous Persian artist Bihzād (d. 942 AH / 1536-7 CE). The painting is surrounded by a biscuit-colored, gold-sprinkled border. The Walters' leaf is comparable to the same scene illustrated in the copy housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (63.210.35).
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