12 October 1999
By Mir 'Imad al-Hasani, Safavid Persia, late 16th/early 17th Century
Manuscript on paper, 4ll. of black nasta'liq within gold clouds, highlighted with gold and polychrome cartouches, mounted on card, verso with another leaf of calligraphy dated 1303, also mounted
Folio 12 x 7in. (30 X 19.7cm.)
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For more on Mir 'Imad al-Hassani see Christie's Islamic art and Manuscripts, April 19 and 20, lot 351.
See also lots 49 and 54.
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