13 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 27,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000
A GROUP OF EIGHT LARGE CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY TILES
SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Each of rectangular form, with a double line of inscription in white thuluth reserved against cobalt-blue ground, repaired breaks and minor repainting, one upper half lacking
Each tile 15¾ x 7¼in. (39 x 18cm.)
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The inscription on these tiles gives the name of Abu'l-Muzaffar Shah Sulayman al-Husayni al-Musawi al-Safavi... most probably Sulayman I who reigned between AH 1077 and 1105 (1694-1722 AD). Sulayman II ruled less than one year in AH 1163/1750 AD. The remaining inscriptions are parts of a text relating to the Prophet Muhammad.
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