7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A PANEL OF CALLIGRAPHY
SIGNED MUHAMMAD M..., SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on ivory paper, 8ll. of very fine nasta'liq on a ground of light gold floral and avian illumination, important words picked out in blue, gold and polychrome roundel markers throughout, above and below larger white nasta'liq in delicate gold and polychrome illuminated panels, laid down between gold and blue margins on heavily gold-sprinkled card, areas of wear, particularly in lower illuminated panel
Calligraphy 6¼ x 2 7/8in. (16.2 x 7.5cm.)
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This panel was written by a scribe by the name of Muhammad M...(?) (the signature is damaged and undecipherable), for someone in high office.
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