A large Qajar album containing thirty-four pages of calligraphy written in various scripts including naskhi, nasta'liq and shikasteh Persia, compiled in the second half of the 19th Century

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Lot 53
A large Qajar album containing thirty-four pages of calligraphy written in various scripts including naskhi, nasta'liq and shikasteh
Persia, compiled in the second half of the 19th Century

Sold for £ 2,640 (US$ 3,498) inc. premium
A large Qajar album containing thirty-four pages of calligraphy written in various scripts including naskhi, nasta'liq and shikasteh
Persia, compiled in the second half of the 19th Century
18 album pages, paper laid down on card with red outer borders, inner margins ruled in red, green and gold, contemporary brown morocco decorated with a blind-tooled diaper pattern, worn
410 x 295 mm.

Footnotes

  • The pages comprise:
    1&2: two Qur'an folios in naskhi script in black ink, 19th Century
    3&4: two folios from the Kulliyat of Sa'di in nasta'liq script in black ink, 18th Century
    5&6: two album pages of siyah mashq (practice) in nasta'liq script on cream-coloured paper, 19th Century
    7 to 19: thirteen pages of nasta'liq calligraphy from a manuscript of Nizami's Makhzan al-Asrar, in four columns to the page with intercolumnar decorated rules, 18th Century
    20: an album page of elegant shikasteh script in black ink, written diagonally and horizontally on cream-coloured paper, 19th Century
    21-22: two pages from a manuscript of Hafiz's Divan written in one and two columns with interlinear and intercolumnar rules in gold, 17th-18th Century
    23-24: two album pages of siyah mashq in nasta'liq on brown paper, 19th Century
    25: one page of small shikasteh script written horizontally and diagonally in two columns with intercolumnar and interlinear rules in gold, dated shawwal 1289/December 1872
    26: one page of shikasteh script written horizontally and diagonally on cream-coloured paper, 19th Century
    27: one album page of shikasteh script written in five lines in black ink, 19th Century
    28: one album page of small shikasteh script written horizontally with gilt cloudbands
    29-32: four album pages of siyah mashq in nasta'liq script written horizontally on marbled paper, 19th Century
    33-34: two album pages of siyah mashq in nasta'liq script written diagonally on brown and cream-coloured paper, 19th Century
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