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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 183

    A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM LEAF

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM LEAF
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    With an elegant nasta'liq quatrain on a ground of gold and blue floral and avian illumination surrounded by a border of nasta'liq panels with the text running horizontally, vertically and diagonally, with gold or polychrome interlinear rules, laid down between blue and gold rules on a turquoise album leaf with gold floral illumination, verso with a main panel with 8ll. of nasta'liq on a ground of floral illumination with three further calligraphic panels above and one on each side, border stripped in half, small areas of worm holing
    Text Panel 9 3/8 x 5½in. (24.2 x 14cm.); Folio 14 1/8 x 9¼in. (35.6 x 23.4cm.)


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    The text here is a page of Persian quatrains and qasidas from the diwan of a poet with the pen name Khaqan.

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