• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    A CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISE ON THE 99 NAMES OF GOD

    SIGNED AL-SAYYID MUHAMMAD BAHIR, PROBABLY QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH (1)276/1859-60 AD

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISE ON THE 99 NAMES OF GOD
    SIGNED AL-SAYYID MUHAMMAD BAHIR, PROBABLY QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH (1)276/1859-60 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 4ff., each folio with 7ll. of elegant black nasta'liq, laid down on deep blue borders, between orange, gold and white rules, colophon within triangular panel with gold and black rules signed al-sayyid Muhammad Bahir min talamidh Amin Bek Zada Mir 'Abd al-Qadir and dated, with gilt green doublures, lacking binding
    Text panel 7 1/8 x 4 5/8in. (18.3 x 11.8cm.); folio 9 3/8 x 6¾in. (24 x 17.3cm.)


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    Literature

    Patrick Carré, Dieux, tigres et amours. Miniatures indiennes du XVe au XXe siècle, Spain, 1993, pp. 126-127