31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A NASTA'LIQ QUATRAIN
SIGNED AL-KHALKHALI, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on paper, 4ll. of black nasta'liq on ground with gold floral illumination, above and below a triangular panel of gold and polychrome illumination with text in clouds reserved against it, a single line of black nasta'liq with the signature of al-Khalkhali along the bottom, each section with a white border, slight staining and scuffing
Calligraphy 6 7/8 x 3 3/8in. (17.7 x 8.6cm.)
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For another work by Hamdullah al-Khalkhali and the only dated see the proceeding lot.
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