A group of five calligraphic album pages: A. a calligraphic leaf in shikasta ta'liq and nasta'liq scripts, in praise of Nasir al-Din Shah, by Muhammad Husayn ibn Muhammad Reza
Persia, dated Shawwal 1300/August-September 1883
Persian manuscript on paper, text in shikasta ta'liq written diagonally in two columns, three couplets written vertically in nasta'liq script, framed, 160 x 85 mm.
B. an album page in shikasta nasta'liq, with part of a text mentioning Sultan Ibrahim Mirza, possibly by the celebrated Safavid shikastah ta'liq calligrapher Khwaja Ikhtiyar Munshi, Persia, mid-16th Century, Persian manuscript on paper, 6 lines of shikasta nasta'liq script in black ink, trimmed, laid down on an album page with a green outer border, framed, page 288 x 181 mm.
C. an album page with Persian poetry in shikasta script, signed with the name of 'Abd al-Majid, the shikasta calligrapher, and with the date AH 1180/AD 1766-77, Persia, probably 19th Century, Persian manuscript on paper, ten lines in shikasta script in black ink written diagonally and horizontally within panels, red and blue inner borders, framed, album page 285 x 179 mm.
D. a calligraphic album page with Persian poetry in praise of a king in nasta'liq script, Persia, 17th Century, Persian manuscript on paper, text written diagonally in eight couplets in two columns within cloudbands, inner border with gilt floral decoration, framed, album page 308 x 187 mm.
E. An album page of Turkish prose in nasta'liq script, Turkey, probably 18th Century, Ottoman Turkish manuscript on paper, 15 lines of text in nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands on a gold ground, inner floral borders, outer border with scrolling floral motifs in gold on a light pink ground, framed
album page 310 x 202 mm.(5)
£2,000 - 3,000
2,300 - 3,500
US$ 3,000 - 4,500
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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