A large Sino-Arabic calligraphic panel by Salihe Li Wen Chai China, second half of the 20th Century
Lot 36
A large Sino-Arabic calligraphic panel by Salihe Li Wen Chai China, second half of the 20th Century
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,883) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large Sino-Arabic calligraphic panel by Salihe Li Wen Chai
China, second half of the 20th Century
Arabic and Chinese manuscript on rice paper, large stylised sini script in black brush-paint, seal impressions in red ink, framed
131 x 66 cm.

Footnotes

  • The Arabic text comprises the bismallah, with a Chinese translation on the left, where there also appear the artist's name and seal impressions. The flower-shaped seal impression on the right comprises the bismallah in the centre and the hamdalla in each of the five petals.

    The artist (1935-2002) was born in Qingyuan, and for most of his life edited the Chinese Muslim Journal in Beijing. Outside China his work was exhibited in Jakarta (1989), Kuala Lumpur (1996), Tehran (1997), and Islamabad in 2000, when he was awarded the second prize in the Pakistan International Arabic Calligraphy Competition). See Alabo wen shufa jianming jiaocheng, Beijing 2007, p. 209.
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