A calligraphic composition in nasta'liq script signed by Malik (Malik al-Daylami) late 16th/17th Century
Lot 9
An album page with Persian verses (unidentified) in nasta'liq script, signed by Malik (Malik al-Daylami) Persia, mid-16th Century
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An album page with Persian verses (unidentified) in nasta'liq script, signed by Malik (Malik al-Daylami)
Persia, mid-16th Century
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, eight lines written in nasta'liq script in black ink within green cloudbands on a gold ground, borders with unidentified verses in Persian and Turkish, 15th Century, excised from other manuscripts, seal impression at top right and lower left, outer border of album page with gold-edged floral motifs in pink on a buff ground, in mount
347 x 200 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    Malik al-Daylami was a nasta'liq calligrapher who worked at the library of the Safavid Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza in Mashhad. He was later asked by Shah Tahmasp to move to Qazvin to write the inscriptions on the buildings commissioned by the Shah. He died in Qazvin in 1561. His recorded works are dated between AH 949/AD 1542-43 and AH 969/AD 1561-62. See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. III, Teheran, 1348 sh., pp. 598-609; and Calligraphers and Painters, a treatise by Qadi Ahmad, son of Mir-Munshi, translated by V. Minorsky, Washington 1959, pp. 141-5.

    The seal impressions are of a certain Muhammad Ja'far al-Musawi, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90.
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