27 April 2004
COPIED BY FATH 'ALI SHAH QAJAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Black ink on paper, 4ll. of strong black nasta'iq within gold clouds, signed mashq Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar, laid down on card with coloured margins illuminated with floral meander
Folio 14¾ x 11in. (37.6 x 28cm.)
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Fath 'Ali Shah's interest in the Arts extended to writing poetry and to practising calligraphy.
Another calligraphy signed by Fath 'Ali Shah is illustrated in Falk, T. ed.: Treasures of Islam, Geneva, 1985, no.176, p.189.
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