Artist Iranian
  • Calligraphic Scroll
Date 19th century
Medium opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, backed on fabric
Dimensions Overall: 7 1/2 × 67 3/4 inches (19.1 × 172.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Antiquaries, the Hill Memorial Fund, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Bloom Fund, the Cleo and Lester Gruber Fund, and the William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 1992.3
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, from the right: [translated: "Muhammad is God's Messanger; The Bismillah ("In the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate"; "God, how magnificent is His power"; The Bismillah; The Bismillah; The Bismillah; "Tell the people the best"; The Bismillah; "This is from the Mercy of my God"; The Bismillah; The Bismillah; "Oh God, Oh Muhammad, Oh Ali, Oh Hassan, Oh Houssain, Oh Fatima"; "Allah, Muhammad, Ali, Hassan, Houssain"; "Allah, Muhammad is His Messanger, Allah"; "God is able to do anything (His majesty is unlimited)"]

(Said Motamed, Frankfurt, Germany);
1992-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)