A calligraphic composition in nasta'liq script signed by Muhammad al-Khavausi dated AH 1160
Lot 30
A calligraphic practice sheet (siyah mashq) of Persian prose in nasta'liq script signed by Muhammad al-Khwansari Persia, dated AH 1[3]16/AD 1898-99
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,359) inc. premium

Lot Details
A calligraphic practice sheet (siyah mashq) of Persian prose in nasta'liq script signed by Muhammad al-Khwansari
Persia, dated AH 1[3]16/AD 1898-99
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands on a dull gold ground with stylised floral motifs, blue and green borders, in mount
245 x 170 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    The scribe may be identified with the 19th century scribe, Mirza Muhammad Khwansari, who was a pupil of the famous calligrapher Muhammad Riza Kalhor. See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. III, Teheran, 1348 sh., p. 712.
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