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Line and Letter

Examining a 16th-century Shirazi Manuscript
Line and Letter

On exhibit March 23, 2005 - May 23, 2005

Line and Letter:  Examining a 16th-century Persian Manuscript offers a unique opportunity to examine select folios from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's copy of the Khamseh of Nizami, a twelfth-century quintet of poems that is among the most copied and illustrated works of Persian literature. Following from students' investigations of the Khamseh in Professor Renata Holod's Fall 2004 seminar on the arts of Iran, this exhibition focuses on aspects of the manuscript's production in late-sixteenth-century Shiraz, a city known for its large output of illustrated books.

Rosenwald Gallery:
The Rosenwald Gallery was located on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Installation views of Line and Letter

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