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Lot 150

To Be Sold With No Reserve A late Safavid calligraphic composition, Iran, late 17th century, ink...

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Lot 150

To Be Sold With No Reserve
A late Safavid calligraphic composition, Iran, late 17th century, ink...

Price Realised: £3,936

Estimate: £500 - £700

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 150


To Be Sold With No Reserve

A late Safavid calligraphic composition, Iran, late 17th century, ink and opaque pigments on paper heightened with gold, in three rectangular sections, the upper with lines of diagonal black nasta'liq within cloud bands, on a floral gold ground, with two seated figures, the lower two panels with lines of horizontal nasta'liq calligraphy, the right one with birds, within an outer border of gold and polychrome interlace and cartouches on a blue ground, folio 33.5 x 23.5cm. 


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