• 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 188

    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL

    SIGNED 'ALA AL-DIN AL-TABRIZI, SAFAVID IRAN, THIRD QUARTER 16TH CENTURY

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL
    SIGNED 'ALA AL-DIN AL-TABRIZI, SAFAVID IRAN, THIRD QUARTER 16TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, with one large line of black naskh on yellow, slightly speckled paper, beneath this 7ll. of smaller naskh written diagonally in clouds reserved against gold and polychrome floral ground, the first and last of these lines outlined in white, laid down between minor grey marbled and pink borders on brown card
    Calligraphy 7 7/8 x 4 5/8in. (21 x 11.5cm.)


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    Ala al-Din Tabrizi (d.1592 AD) was a court calligrapher under Shah Tahmasp, who flourished in the third quarter of the 16th century.

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