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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 336

    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD HUSAYN AL-TABRIZI, SAFAVID IRAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD HUSAYN AL-TABRIZI, SAFAVID IRAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 4ll. of black nasta'liq on a ground lightly illuminated in gold with landscape of flowers and rocks, a panel below with the signature Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi, laid down between red, gold and black minor borders on pink gold-speckled card, some flaking and creasing
    Calligraphy 5 1/8 x 2 5/8in. (13.2 x 6.8cm.)


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    Muhammad Husayn al-Tabrizi (d. 17 Rajab AH 985/30 September 1577 AD) was a known calligrapher of nasta'liq of the Safavid period. He was in charge of the inscriptions on monuments and government buildings during the reign of Shah Isma'il II (AH 984-85/1576-78 AD). None of his recorded works are dated (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. III, Tehran, 1348 sh, pp. 680-83).

    A stamp on the back of this folio indicates that it was part of the International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931 (SAK 16).

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