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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 242

    A LARGE PRESENTATION PANEL OF CALLIGRAPHY

    QAJAR IRAN, DATED JUMADA AL-'AWAL AH 1305/JANUARY 1888 AD

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    A LARGE PRESENTATION PANEL OF CALLIGRAPHY
    QAJAR IRAN, DATED JUMADA AL-'AWAL AH 1305/JANUARY 1888 AD
    A gift to the Ottoman Ambassador, with four lines of flowing large nasta'liq on a ground of gold and polychrome scrolling and flowering vine, between each line a thin band of gold and polychrome illumination, the bottom of the panel with the date Jumada al-'awal AH 1305, laid down between blue, white and red margins on marbled card, some creases and smudges
    25 5/8 x 16¼in. (65 x 41.4cm.)


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    This Persian quatrain in nasta'liq was written for Khalil Khalid Bayg, the Ottoman ambassador to Persia.

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