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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL WITH THE FATIHA

    SIGNED 'IMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 1019/1610-11 AD

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    CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL WITH THE FATIHA
    SIGNED 'IMAD AL-HASSANI, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 1019/1610-11 AD
    Manuscript on brown paper, 9ll. of nasta'liq with the words of the sura al-fatiha in clouds reserved against a gold ground with polychrome scrolling vine, interstices with blue and polychrome arabesque panels, framing the calligraphy a border of earlier gold and polychrome illumination probably originating from a very fine Timurid manuscript, laid down between black floral borders on thick white card with a wide band of gold and polychrome floral illumination, some fading and flaking of paint
    Calligraphy 17 x 10 3/8in. (43.1 x 27.2cm.); folio 33¾ x 23 3/8in. (85.9 x 59.3cm.)


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    For another example of calligraphy by 'Imad al-Hassani, as well as a short biography, please see lot 35.

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