Lot n° 56
2000 - 2500
Calligraphie montée sur un feuillet de manuscrit : Miniature safavide aux derviches
Calligraphy, 17th century; Miniature, Khorassan, ca. 1575
Ink, gouache and gold on paper. The calligraphy accompanied by applied illuminated registers, a lower triangle, featuring a different paper, inscribed with the name of Mir Khalil Qalandar, probably added during assembly, the green margins, decorated with painted animals highlighted with gold. The painting, on the front, represents two dancing dervishes, a musician and two people watching, the margins are decorated with flowers and tchi clouds on blue paper. Condition : Water marks, repaints, restorations, wear.
Page : 29,3 x 19,5 cm ; Calligraphy : 15 x 8,5 cm ; Painting : 15,3 x 9 cm
The calligrapher Mir Khalil Qalandar to whom this page is attributed could be the famous calligrapher Mir Khalillulah because that is how he signed. See on this subject Hamidreza Ghelichkhani, 'Khalilullah "Padishah of the Pen": Royal Scribe and Ambassador of Shah 'Abbas and Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II' in Keelan Overton (ed), Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400-1700, Bloomington 2020. The paper on which the signature is affixed is different from that of the calligraphy. Expert L.S.
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