• 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 136

    A NASTA'LIQ QUATRAIN

    SIGNED SHAH MAHMUD (NISHAPURI), SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NASTA'LIQ QUATRAIN
    SIGNED SHAH MAHMUD (NISHAPURI), SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 4ll. of elegant black nasta'liq against a gold speckled ground with floral illumination, panels of gold and polychrome illumination around, triangular panel above and below with smaller nasta'liq in clouds, that below with the signature of Shah Mahmoud, laid down between borders with nasta'liq alternated with panels of floral illumination, laid down between gold and polychrome rules on wide, gold speckled, light blue margins, mounted, framed and glazed
    Calligraphy 7¼ x 3¾in. (18.1 x 9.4cm.)


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