Khusrau and Shirin in a palace garden; a calligraphic exercise verso Deccan, 17th Century
Lot 276
Khusrau and Shirin in a palace garden; a calligraphic exercise verso Deccan, 17th Century
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,900 - 6,500

Lot Details
Khusrau and Shirin in a palace garden; a calligraphic exercise verso Deccan, 17th Century
Khusrau and Shirin in a palace garden; a calligraphic exercise verso
Deccan, 17th Century
gouache on paper, identifying inscription at top in nasta'liq script in red ink, laid down on an album page with blue floral inner border, wide gold-sprinkled outer border; verso a calligraphic exercise in four lines of nasta'liq script in black ink, signed by Hidayatullah Zarrin Raqam, framed
painting 148 x 62 mm.; album page 385 x 275 mm.

Footnotes

  • The calligrapher is recorded as a nasta'liq scribe, a librarian at the Royal Library of 'Alamgir, and a teacher to Prince Kam-Bakhsh as well as other princes. He often copied Hafiz's Divan and was commissioned by the Emperor to copy one in a small nasta'liq hand. He died in Ahmad Negar in 1706. His recorded works are mainly calligraphic pages dated between AH 1082/AD 1671-72 and AH 1112/AD 1700-01. (See Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. III, Tehran, 1348 sh., pp. 960-61).
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