A calligraphic composition in Persian prose in nasta'liq script, signed by Muhammad 'Ali al-Husaini Persia, 17th Century
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A calligraphic composition in Persian prose in nasta'liq script, signed by Muhammad 'Ali al-Husaini Persia, 17th Century
£1,200 - 1,500
US$ 2,000 - 2,500
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A calligraphic composition in Persian prose in nasta'liq script, signed by Muhammad 'Ali al-Husaini
Persia, 17th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 10 lines written in nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands against a gold ground, dark blue inner border, outer border with panels of verses excised from another manuscript of the Yusuf va Zulaykha of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami (d. 1492), in nasta'liq script, 16th Century, in mount
228 x 154 mm.

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  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    The main text in prose is from the Munajat-nama of Khwaja 'Abdullah Ansari (d. 1088).

    The only recorded scribe named Muhammad 'Ali al-Husaini is a little-known figure of the Qajar period whose only recorded work is dated AH 1280/AD 1863. See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. III, Teheran, 1348 sh., p. 791.
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