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Signature: The signature reads: 'Written by (harraruha) the poor (faqir) miserable (haqir) Khawaja (...name illegible); may God keep him alive until the day of resurrection, in the year 1075 of the migration of the Prophet of glory and honor.' Only parts could be deciphered, but the general tenor is clear (AM Schimmel, July 1986)Inscription: The text in divani script is translated as: "Written by the poor miserable Khawaja [...name illegible]; may God keep him alive until the day of resurrection, in the year 1075 of the migration of the Prophet of glory and honor."
sale, Sotheby's, London, May 22–23, 1986, lot 207, to Ahuan U.K. Ltd.for MMA; [ Ahuan Islamic Art, London, 1986; sold to MMA]
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44 (1986-1987). p. 9, ill. (color).
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