• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 228

    A CALLIGRAPHIC DÉCOUPÉ PANEL

    SIGNED (CEMIL) B. HALIM PASHA, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1317/1899-1900 AD

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    A CALLIGRAPHIC DÉCOUPÉ PANEL
    SIGNED (CEMIL) B. HALIM PASHA, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1317/1899-1900 AD
    With two lines of thuluth on white cross-hatched découpé ground, with plain white paper band around, a small panel bearing the signature to the bottom left hand side corner, minor splits and repairs, framed and glazed
    Panel 11 x 19¾in. (28 x 50.2cm.)


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    The text of this découpé panel reads: Qildirirsa dherre'yi lütfi ile yerden aftab shanina nuqsan gelmez belki kesb eyler kamal, 'absence of fame perhaps gives perfection, if only a particle of kindness remains as a sun'.

    For other examples of Ottoman paper cuts, as well as a discussion on the technique see the Khalili Collection (J.M.Rogers, Empire of the Sultans, Geneva, 1995, pp. 262-268, nos. 191-193).

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