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Calligraphy, written by Ghulam Zada Ashraf Hasan Shamtu: Marlay 40-pl.27

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Calligraphy, written by Ghulam Zada Ashraf Hasan Shamtu


Ghulam Zada Ashraf Hasan Shamtu (Miniaturist)

Measurements and weight

Height: 215 mm
Width: 139 mm

Relative size of this object

13.9 m21.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Translation by B.W. Robinson

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Calligraphy : Bodycolour with pen and ink with gold on paper, laid down

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay 40-pl.27
Primary reference Number: 34941
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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