A calligraphic composition in nasta'liq script signed by 'Ali [Mir 'Ali al-Haravi?] 16th Century
Lot 10
Two unidentified couplets in nasta'liq script signed by 'Ali, perhaps by the royal scribe Mir 'Ali al-Harawi Persia, first half of the 16th Century
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two unidentified couplets in nasta'liq script signed by 'Ali, perhaps by the royal scribe Mir 'Ali al-Harawi
Persia, first half of the 16th Century
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, four lines in nasta'liq script in black ink on a gilt-decorated ground (now waterstained), border with couplets from two different ghazals of Hafiz in nasta'liq script, interspersed with panels of floral motifs in colours and gold, outer album page border with scrolling floral motifs in gold on a green ground, in mount
245 x 180 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    It has not been possible to identify the scribe firmly. However, the style is that of Mir 'Ali Harawi (d. circa 1544), the famous royal scribe of the court of Sultan Husayn Bayqara in Herat, who was taken to Bukhara by the Shaybanid ruler 'Ubayd Khan after his capture of the city in 1528. His recorded works are dated between AH 914/AD 1508-09 and AH 951/AD 1544-45. See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. II, Teheran, 1346 sh., pp. 493-516.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Matthew Thomas
    Specialist - Islamic and Indian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8270
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8283