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TEHRAN — Three rare manuscripts were stolen from Tehran’s Reza Abbasi Museum last week.

Three rare manuscripts stolen from Reza Abbasi Museum

Tehran Times Art Desk

TEHRAN — Three rare manuscripts were stolen from Tehran’s Reza Abbasi Museum last week. Two of the manuscripts were transcribed by Ahmad Neirizi and Mirza Gholamreza, outstanding calligraphers of the Safavid and Qajar eras, museum curator Mohammadreza Zahedi told the Persian service of CHN.

 

He went on to say that the manuscripts were kept in the calligraphy hall of the museum and were stolen after 4 pm when the museum closed, adding, “The incident was immediately reported to the police, and more information will be released after the police investigation is over.” The museum was established in 1966 through the efforts of Aidin Aghdashlu and several contemporary artists and was named after the most famous Safavid era calligrapher, Reza Abbasi. It houses priceless artifacts and artworks dating back to pre-Islamic times.

The Reza Abbasi Museum is located on Shariati St. in the Seyyed Khandan neighborhood.

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