Lot n° 54
2000 - 2500
Calligraphie montée en page d'album (Qit'a) : Nad-i 'Ali
Central Asia, Bukhara or Herat, 16th century
Assemblage of calligraphy on paper and illuminated cartouches, mounted on card stock. Quatrain in nasta'liq, on a gold-flecked background, accompanied by several illuminated cartouches and registers, one inscribed later, attributing the calligraphy to al-Mudhnib Ahmad (a)l-Husayni. Margins decorated with fleurons and multi-lobed cartouches, with a background of gold scrolls on a water-green or black background, cut out and applied on a background of gold scrolls. Condition: wear, folds, some repaints and wetness, the triangle inscribed with the name of the calligrapher probably reinscribed during the assembly.
H.: 31,5 cm; W.: 21 cm; central panel: 20 x 11 cm
The margins of this album page are typical of 16th century Bukhara or Herat. The writing is of good quality, the background of clouds in reserve on a network of golden scrolls has almost disappeared, nevertheless, it is possible to see that it is the same background of the triangle inscribed with the name of the calligrapher. Expert L.S.
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