Mir Emad Museum

Museum of calligraphy and writing Mir Emad

The Mir Emad Calligraphy and Writing Museum is located in one of the ancient buildings of the Sa'd Ābād cultural-historical complex. The museum building probably belongs to the end of the thirteenth century and to the beginning of the fourteenth of the Hegira and shows the architectural style of the end of the qajaro period.
This construction was in the past the place of residence of the two sons of Mohammad Rezā Pahlavi. The museum has two floors and was built combining the traditional architectural style of Iran and Europe; after the revolution for a period it remained unused and with the division of the different parts changes occurred throughout the building and was used as a museum called "Mir Emād Al-Hasani Seifi Qazvini" (the greatest master of calligraphy of the eleventh century of the lunar Hegira).
Here are exhibited works of calligraphy and pre-Islamic writing, Islamic calligraphy, tafanani writing, objects of use, manuscripts, examples of epigraphs in cuneiform elamita, in ancient pahlavi and avestico, calligraphy cufic, sols, naskh, tuqi ', riqa' and reyhan belonging to the Islamic periods, the scripts ta'aliq, -nasta'liq and shekasteh nasta'liq of the ninth centuries up to the thirteenth of the lunar Hegira and various styles dating from the tenth to the thirteenth century of the Lunar Egira.
In the section of the objects of use metal lines were used on metal candelabra, on the sepulchral stone, on the clay and enamelled bowls and on a part of the mihrāb (niches).
The pen holders in the museum with the image of the writings and drawings used on them, show decorative styles of calligraphy and painting; in the manuscripts section you can admire works such as poetry songbooks and decorative styles, calligraphy volumes, the Koran and prayer books, marriage prescriptions and contracts.

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