26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL, QAJAR IRAN, AH 1237 (1821-2 AD)
Ink and watercolour on paper, a single line of nasta'liq filled with further text and small miniatures of Shi'i shrines and of the Imams, signed in a small cartouche below 'Ali and dated 1237, laid down on card- folio 8½ x 13½in. (21.5 x 34.3cm.)
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The text is the first line of a quatrain from the Gulistan of Sa'di.
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