Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Middle East

Showing 8 of 8

Image of Album of calligraphy

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version


Album of calligraphy

Creation date: 1866
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Manuscript Calligraphy
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor and ink; lacquer on paper and wood
Credit Line: Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd
Accession Number: 1971.71
Dimensions: 11 1/8 in. x 7 5/16 in. (28.26 cm x 18.57 cm)


Mrs. Raymond Lister, London, England ( - June 27, 1967)

Sotheby's, London, England (June 27, 1967 - June 27, 1967)

Kimble, London, England (June 27, 1967 - June 27, 1967)

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (June 27, 1967 - December 21, 1971)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 21, 1971 - )

Label Copy

04/17/17 Diana Chou

The album contains a collection of poetry and calligraphy drawn from classical Persian sources, including excerpts from the thirteenth-century Gulistan (“Rose Garden”) of Sadi, who is one of the most celebrated Persian poets. Each page has been written in a different calligraphic style on paper pages. These pages were later placed into brightly colored card borders and assembled into an album.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Islamic Art from the Edwin Binney Collection Phoenix Art Museum , 3/18/1977 - 5/1/1977

Persian Art , 11/23/2013 - 6/8/2014

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, Sotheby & Co.. London, England, June 27, 1967
Page Number: 45, Lot no. 254

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Submit a question or comment about this object

Showing 8 of 8

Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is " Middle East" and [Object]Obj. Type is "Manuscript Calligraphy".