A large decoupe composition in Arabic Turkey, 20th Century
Lot 61
A large decoupe calligraphic composition, consisting of a verse of Abbasid poetry Ottoman Turkey, 20th Century
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,050) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large decoupe calligraphic composition, consisting of a verse of Abbasid poetry
Ottoman Turkey, 20th Century
Arabic composition in thuluth script cut out from cream paper, laid down on a dark blue archival board, the text incorporated into a stylised image of a face, framed
747 x 725 mm.

Footnotes

  • The text, by the Abbasid poet Bashshar ibn Burd (d. AD 783), reads: 'I swear by God that I long to see the magic of your eyes, and I fear the confrontation of lovers.'

    For a similar example of decoupe work, see N. F. Safwat, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art: The Art of the Pen, Oxford 1996, p. 200, no. 140.
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