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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-KIRMANI, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-KIRMANI, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 4ll. of elegant black nasta'liq on buff ground, three arranged diagonally and the fourth horizontally, a further small horizontal panel with the signature of Muhammad al-Kirmani, each panel outlined in gold and green, around these panels dense gold foliate illumination, laid down between minor blue paper border with gold floral illumination and gold rules on composite pink gold-speckled paper, slight smudging
    Calligraphy 4¾ x 2in. (12 x 5.1cm.)


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    Three scribes with this name are known. The only recorded dated works are between AH 916 and 918 (1510 and 1513 AD)

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