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Tan paper page with a blue rectangle, left side of the page, containing 3 boxes of angled calligraphy, and 8 boxes of horizontal calligraphy, in varying white and gold ink. Each box is outlined in a thin gold line, with the whole box outlined in red, black, gold, and blue.
AKM257, Blue-Dyed Folio from a Manuscript of Poetry

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Tan paper page with a blue rectangle, right side of the page, containing 3 boxes of angled calligraphy, and 8 boxes of horizontal calligraphy, in varying white and gold ink. Each box is outlined in a thin gold line, with the whole box outlined in red, black, gold, and blue.
AKM257, Blue-Dyed Folio from a Manuscript of Poetry, Back

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Blue-Dyed Folio from a Manuscript of Poetry
  • Accession Number:AKM257
  • Place:Iran
  • Dimensions:24 x 16.7
  • Date:ca. 1470
  • Materials and Technique:ink, opaque watercolour, and gold on paper
  • Similar to the folio from the parchment "Blue Qur'an"(AKM248), this paper sheet is also coloured in deep indigo blue, but uses a different technique. While paper was usually coloured by immersing it in a tub of dye, such a treatment might cause dried, prepared parchment to crack or shrink. Instead, parchment was treated with repeated brushed applications of indigo.

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