Medieval Portland: Preliminary Treatment Report First Draft

Ashley West. Art Conservation Project. OWNER: Portland State University Special Collections ARTIST: Calligrapher: Mirza Mohammad Kazema Valeh PRE-TREATMENT PHOTOGRAPHS MATERIALS ANALYSIS 1. DESCRIPTION The Object: Illuminated manuscript of  texts of Bustān (The Orchard, 1257) and Gulistān (The Rose Garden, 1258) originally composed by the poet Majmūʻah-i Saʻdī. The calligrapher of this particular copy is unknown. The area of the book needing attention areContinue reading “Medieval Portland: Preliminary Treatment Report First Draft”

Medieval Portland: Photo documentation

I checked out a camera from the Portland State University VA office hoping to get some better shots of the poetry book. I was highly discouraged from using flash (for good reason), but if I made do with what I could. Unfortunately, since I left, it looks like the damage has gotten slightly worse. The goldContinue reading “Medieval Portland: Photo documentation”