• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 431

    A CALLIGRAPHY PANEL BY 'ABD AL-HAKIM (LIU JINGYI), CHINA, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CALLIGRAPHY PANEL BY 'ABD AL-HAKIM (LIU JINGYI), CHINA, 20TH CENTURY
    Black ink on ricepaper, a verse from the kitab al Tawhid in the form of an oval, with the Chinese translation written vertically either side, the artist's signature and deals to left and right in red, with pale green textile border - 46 1/2 x 24 5/8in (118.3 x 62.5cm)


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    'Abd al-Hakim (Liu Jingyi) was trained in Chinese calligraphy by Guo Zhen Duo and by Cao Jin Zao in Arabic calligraphy. See Francois Aubin, L'Art de l'ecriture chez les musulmans de Chine," Horizons maghrebins, vol 12 (1999), pp. 29-43.

    Similar works by this artist were sold at Pierre Berge in Ars d'Orient, Extreme-Orient, Archaeologie May 28, 29 2008, Lots 13, 15 and in these rooms 6 October 2008, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, Lot 379

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