Lot n° 86
4000 - 5000
Calligraphies montées sur des pages d'album
Muhammad Reza and Muhammad Rafi', India, Mughal art, 17th century.
Text: Ghazal of Salman Savaji surrounded by poetry verses of Hafez (Saqi Nameh), by Muhammad Reza; Qasida of Imam 'Ali in thuluth, Persian poetry verses in oblique, by Muhammad Rafi' and Persian prose of the introduction of 'Ali ibn Ahmad-e Bistun. Ink, gouache and gold on paper.
Calligraphies: 24 x 13 cm and 23.5 x 11.7 cm; Page: 35.4 x 22.2 cm
For another page from this album, see: Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 26 October 2017, lot 79. Muhammad Salih Isfahani (d. 1126H./1615-16), known as Muhammad Rafi' was the son of Munshi al-Mamalik, Qajar politician (Bayani, Mehdi, Ahval va athar-e khoshnivisan-e irani, vol.3, Tehran: ʿIlmī, 1348, p. 738). Several Muhammad Reza's are referenced in the Bayani, all active during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Bayani, vol. 3, pp. 726-727, p. 728, and pp. 736-7).
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