• Chinese Trail 2

    CHINESE TRAIL

Find this object in the Introductory Gallery on Floor 2

This scroll is a mirrored calligraphy scroll using the Sini muhaqqaq script, a type of muhaqqaq used in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The central motif forms a stylized interlaced shape that clearly draws its influence from the local Chinese art and culture. This composition is surmounted by square Kufic inscriptions that read the basmallah.

China, 19th century
Ink on paper
MS.723.2010

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