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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 176

    A CALLIGRAPHIC QUATRAIN

    SIGNED MUHI AL-KATIB, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC QUATRAIN
    SIGNED MUHI AL-KATIB, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 4ll. of black nasta'liq on gold speckled paper lightly illuminated in gold with animals and foliage, two illuminated triangular panels above and below, one with the signature of Muhi, two lines of black nasta'liq above and below, flanked by two calligraphic panels on gold-speckled blue paper, other cartouches with thin nasta'liq and illuminated pieces, within polychrome rules and gold frame, laid down on gold-speckled blue card, minor rubbing, good condition
    Calligraphy 8¼ x 5 1/8in. (20.7 x 13cm.)


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    This scribe may be indentified as Muhi al-Harawi, the nasta'liq scribe who is mentioned as a famous scribe of Khorassan. His recorded works are dated between AH 968/1560-61 AD and AH 986/1577-8 AD.

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