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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 185

    A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM LEAF WITH PERSIAN VERSES AND QUATRAINS

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM LEAF WITH PERSIAN VERSES AND QUATRAINS
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper with gold floral illumination, with a quatrain in flowing black nasta'liq surrounded by two borders composed of nasta'liq panels alternated with squares or rectangles of gold and polychrome illumination, above and below the quatrian, triangles of similar illumination, laid down between gold and polychrome rules on buff border with gold floral illumination, verso with panels of nasta'liq arranged vertically, horizontally and diagonally with panels of gold and polychrome illumination and borders of gold strapwork, small areas of staining
    Text panel 7¾ x 4 5/8in, (19.6 x 11.2cm.); folio 12 5/8 x 7 5/8in. (32 x 19.4cm.)


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