A calligraphic composition in nasta'liq script signed by Fath-allah dated AH 1308
Lot 29
Two couplets from Nizami's Haft Paykar in nasta'liq script, signed by Fathullah Qajar Persia, dated AH 1308/AD 1890-91
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two couplets from Nizami's Haft Paykar in nasta'liq script, signed by Fathullah
Qajar Persia, dated AH 1308/AD 1890-91
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, two couplets in nasta'liq script in black ink on a buff ground within cloudbands, these against a golden brown ground, coloured borders with undulating motifs in blue, in mount
253 x 163 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    Fathullah may be identified with Fathullah Jalali, son of 'Abd al-Rahim Afsar, a nasta'liq scribe and poet, who died in 1917. His recorded works are inscriptions on the portal of the takiya of Muhammad Ja'far Abade'i and the mihrab of the mosque of Safa dated AH 1316/AD 1898-99, both in Isfahan; and in manuscripts, the Divan of Zahir al-Din Faryabi, and the Divan of Hatif dated AH 1315/AD 1897-98 in the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin (cat. 291). See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. II, Teheran, 1346 sh., p. 563.
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