A calligraphic composition in verse in nasta'liq script, signed by Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Deccan, dated 20th Jumadi al-thani 1313/8th December 1895

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Lot 127
A calligraphic composition in verse in nasta'liq script, signed by Mirza Muhammad 'Ali
Deccan, dated 20th Jumadi al-thani 1313/8th December 1895

£ 800 - 1,200
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
A calligraphic composition in verse in nasta'liq script, signed by Mirza Muhammad 'Ali
Deccan, dated 20th Jumadi al-thani 1313/8th December 1895
Persian manuscript on paper laid down on card, main text consisting of four lines of verse in nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands, the colophon below, two further phrases in nasta'liq script within vertical cartouches, all against a ground of scrolling floral motifs on a pale cream ground, in mount
280 x 173 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Lady.

    The main text is a quatrain in praise of the 'Amir of Deccan', referred to as 'Khankhanan Bahadur' and named in the upper panel as Nawwab Nizam Yar Jang Akram (unidentified). According to the colophon, Mirza Muhammad 'Ali (also unidentified) was ordered to write the text on 20th Jumadi al-thani 1313/8th December 1895.
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