• 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 195

    A CALLIGRAPHIC QUATRAIN

    SIGNED 'IMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CALLIGRAPHIC QUATRAIN
    SIGNED 'IMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, with 4ll. of black nasta'liq on ivory paper on gold illumination of scrolling flowering vine, signed below in a cloud reserved against gold ground with polychrome floral illumination, laid down between red and gold rules on margin of gold speckled paper, losses to borders
    Calligraphy 8 1/8 x 4 1/8in. (20.3 x 10.4cm.)


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    For further calligraphic panels copied by 'Imad al-Hassani please see lot 194.

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