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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    FOUR LEAVES OF FINE SAFAVID CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    FOUR LEAVES OF FINE SAFAVID CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, all written in fine black nasta'liq, the first an opening folio with 6ll. of script, header illuminated with gold lobed cartouche on a cobalt ground with fine arabesque, on gold-flecked paper; the second with 6ll. of diagonal script and 4ll. horizonal, border with gilt split-palmette arabesque, double-sided; and two others - largest 7 1/4in x 5 1/4 (18.5 x 13.4cm) (4)


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