Malik Daylami (AH 924-969/1518-62 AD) was a famous nasta'liq scribe who originially worked at the library of the Safavid Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza in Mashhad but was called by Shah Tahmasp to Qazvin to write the inscriptions of the Chehel Sutun. He then remained at his court until his death. The famous Shah Tahmasp album in the Topkapi was produced under his supervision (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. III, Tehran, 1348 sh., pp. 598-609). His previously recorded works are dated between AH 950 (1543-44 AD) and AH 969 (1561-62 AD). This, therefore, is his earliest recorded work. A calligraphic panel by the same scribe is lot 324 of the present sale.