A Qajar calligraphic Panel Persia, circa 1840
Lot 30
A Qajar calligraphic Panel Persia, circa 1840
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,808) inc. premium
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A Qajar calligraphic Panel
Persia, circa 1840
Persian manuscript on paper, one line of nasta'liq script in black ink on a ground of undulating floral motifs featuring dragons, birds and a simurgh, portions of paintings from Qajar illustrated manuscripts pasted to this ground
560 x 2430 mm.

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  • Provenance: UK private collection; Christie's, Islamic, Indian and Armenian Art and Manuscripts, London, 12th October 1999, lot 53.

    The text consists of verses from the Qur'an and poetry. The miniatures date from around 1840, while the calligraphy is possibly earlier. The panel may have hung in a private house and was regarded as having talismanic qualities.
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