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Lot 103

Four detached folios from a calligraphy album, Iran, 17th century and later including one with...

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Lot 103

Four detached folios from a calligraphy album,
Iran, 17th century and later including one with...

Current Bid: £800

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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Lot 103

Description

Four detached folios from a calligraphy album,

Iran, 17th century and later including one with the ostensible signature of Ahmad al-Nayrizi and date 1114AH/1703AD

Two works laid within wide light green borders with thin gold and black rules, the first with an illuminated frontispiece, the headboard (sarlawh) with central lobed cartouche in gold left plain, lobed medallions above and below amidst scrolling floral tendrils on blue ground,  verses of the Qur'an below, 5ll. of black script, polychrome dotted gold roundels as verse markers, slanted marginal annotations below giving a string of numerals 0, 8 and 3 (٣, ٨, ٠), possibly a date, interlinear gold ground within black and pink thin margins ; the second with 6ll. of similar script on similar ground, within thin white margins, flanked by four calligraphic panels in black script, two other panels above and below in red script, each within similar thin margins, the whole within black and pink margins within thing gold and black rules ; and two works laid within wide pink borders within thin gold and black rules, each in black ink shikasteh script, the first with 6ll. of script in bolder strokes interspersed with 5ll. of thinner calligraphy, the second with 5ll. of script, the interlinear space laid with plain rectangular headers either side a plain column

41.6 x 28.4cm.

(4)

Provenance: Formerly in the private collection of 'Abd al-Wahhab Khan, Nizam ul-Mulk (1848-1916) and thence by descent in the early 20th century to a private London collection

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