A calligraphic composition in nasta'liq script signed by Hafiz Nurallah India, 18th Century
Lot 23
An album page with a quatrain in Persian in nasta'liq script, copied by Hafiz Nurallah India, Oudh or Afghanistan, late 18th Century
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,815) inc. premium

Lot Details
An album page with a quatrain in Persian in nasta'liq script, copied by Hafiz Nurallah
India, Oudh or Afghanistan, late 18th Century
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, four lines of nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands on a now-faded gold ground, interstices with panels of illumination in colours and gold, inner floral border in a Kashmiri style, outer border of panels of Persian verses, 16th-17th Century, excised from other manuscripts, in mount
261 x 166 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    According to Fufalza'i, Hafiz Nurallah Haddad worked as a secretary and scribe to Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Oudh from 1775 to 1797. Hafiz Nurallah also worked in Kabul, where his writings were much sought after. His nasta'liq was so much like that of Mir 'Imad's that it was sometimes difficult to distinguish one from the other. See A. Vakili Fufalza'i, honar-khatt dar Afghanistan dar do qarn akhir, 1342 sh, p. 10.
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