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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL

    SIGNED MIR 'ALI, SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL
    SIGNED MIR 'ALI, SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on blue paper, 4ll. of red nasta'liq in two panels on deep blue ground with gold floral sprays, the diagonal panel with two verses flanked by two triangular panels, one of them with the signature Mir 'Ali al-Harawi on cloud bands reserved on gold and polychrome illumination, within black rules and gold and polychrome frame, laid down on card, slight rubbing and scuffing, the reverse with calligraphic quatrain in black nasta'liq on brown paper with light gold floral vines
    9 1/8 x 5 5/8in. (23.3 x 14.3cm.)


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    For a short biography of Mir 'Ali please see lot 37.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this quatrain is dedicated to "our Lord, Mir Ali Haravi". It is not written by him, but probably by a student of his.