Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets (mufradat) in shikasteh script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali MANIJEH Lucknow, late 19th Century(23)
Lot 26
Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets in shikasteh and nasta'liq script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali, a pupil of Hafiz 'Ali Husain Lucknow, completed on 7th Rabi' al-Thani 1314/15th September 1896(23)
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Auction Details
Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets (mufradat) in shikasteh script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali MANIJEH Lucknow, late 19th Century(23) Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets (mufradat) in shikasteh script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali MANIJEH Lucknow, late 19th Century(23) Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets (mufradat) in shikasteh script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali MANIJEH Lucknow, late 19th Century(23)
Lot Details
Twenty-two calligraphic practice sheets in shikasteh and nasta'liq script, with one cover sheet, signed by Ashraf 'Ali, a pupil of Hafiz 'Ali Husain
Lucknow, completed on 7th Rabi' al-Thani 1314/15th September 1896
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, one or two lines of text per sheet in shikasteh or nasta'liq script in black ink on a brown ground, inner margins ruled in gold and black, one cover sheet in thuluth and naskhi script, loose in folder
235 x 377 mm.(23)

Footnotes

  • The colophon is written in naskhi script and after the bismallah the scribe, the calligrapher (khush-navis) of Lucknow, states that he copied them by the order of Sayyid Muhammad 'Abd al-'Ali Khan Sahib Bahadur, the former second vice-regent of the former ruler of Bhopal, and that he completed it on 7th Rabi' al-Thani 1314/15th September 1896. One of the pages bears a note that it was written in haste on 27th Rabi' al-Awwal [1314?]/[5 September] 1896.

    The manuscript was composed during the period when Begum Sultan Shah Jahan was ruling Bhopal (between 1844 and 1860 and again between 1868 and 1901). See Abdul Halim Sharar, Lucknow: the last phase of an oriental culture, (ed./trans. E. S. Harcourt and Fakhir Hussain), New Delhi 1994, p. 105.
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