• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 137

    A NASTA'LIQ QUATRAIN

    SIGNED AHMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NASTA'LIQ QUATRAIN
    SIGNED AHMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on light blue paper with gold floral illumination, 4ll. of elegant black nasta'liq, each side of the panel with half medallion of gold and polychrome interlacing arabesque illumination, two corners with similarly illuminated triangular panels, that at the bottom with the signature of Ahmad al-Hassani in a cloud reserved against the polychrome ground, within minor white border with gold leafy illumination, laid down between gold and polychrome rules on light blue gold-speckled margins, spotting, mounted, framed and glazed
    Calligraphy 8 3/8 x 4 3/8in. (21.1 x 11.2cm.)


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