• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 270

    A GROUP OF MAINLY SAFAVID CALLIGRAPHY PANELS, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF MAINLY SAFAVID CALLIGRAPHY PANELS, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
    Comprising a panel with 7ll. of blue decoupé nasta'liq on a ground of pink sprinkled paper with floral detail outlined with gold, birds above, with name of Mir Ali Al-Khatib - 12 x 6in (30.5 x 15.2cm); a panel of dense black shikasteh on a gilt floral ground with saz leaves - 7 1/4 x 11in (18.5 x 28cm); a double-folio of large black nasta'liq on blue marbled paper - 11 1/8 x 16 1/4in (28.5 x 41.3cm); a large panel with 4ll. of diagonal gold nasta'liq, signed Imad al-Hassani below and with floral illumination to interstices, margins with nasta'liq cartouches and large round stamp to bottom left corner - 13 3/4 x 8 3/4in (35 x 22.3cm); a panel of large black asta'liq on a gilt floral ground signed Muhamad Hussein; a Maghrebi manuscript section 15ff. with 18ll. of black sepia, illuminated headings and marginal illumination - folio 8 3/4 x 7in (22.2 x 17.8cm); calligraphy panel with 4ll. of black nasta'liq with outer margin formed of diagonal nasta'liq on green and blue signed Ahmed al-Hassani - 12 1/2 x 8in (32 x 20.3cm); panel with 4ll. of black nasta'liq, signed Mir Imad al-Hassani, dated 1122AH below, within marbled border, outer margin with gilt bird decoration - 9 x 4 1/2in (23 x 11.5cm); a panel with 4ll. of diagonal nasta'liq on a floral ground, with name of Mir Ali, within blue border with floral gilt decoration, red margin - 7 x 3 1/2in (17.9 x 9cm); a panel with 4ll. of black nasta'liq within cloudbands on a red hatched ground, with name of Muhamed Yusuf al-Hassani, floral decoration to corners, margins with gilt floral decoration - 7 1/4 x 4in (18.5 x 10.2cm); a panel with 4ll. of black nasta'liq in cloud bands with name of Mir Ali, with cartouches to margins - 9 x 5 1/2in (22.8 x 14cm); and a bifolium from a hadith (12)


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