• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    TWO MIRRORED CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITIONS

    QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    TWO MIRRORED CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITIONS
    QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Black ink on paper heightened with gold, the composition of the larger panel with a thuluth and kufic inscription mirrored both horizontally and vertically, within gold, blue and black rules, the smaller panel with the shahada written in an almond-shaped composition, over gold illuminated ground, within gold, blue and black illuminated borders and laid down on card, minor creases, folding marks
    Larger panel 23 1/8 x 14in. (58.7 x 35.5cm.); smaller panel 10¼ x 9½in. (26.3 x 23.8cm.) (2)


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