Lot n° 124
3000 - 4000
Result with fees
: 3 900EUR
Calligraphie en papier découpé (qata'i), signée par Suleyman
Turkey, Ottoman art, second half of the 19th century
Text: Sura al-Naml (27), v. 30. Silver-colored paper cut out, calligraphic composition in thuluth, forming a pear with two leaves. Signature in the decoration at the bottom left: "Amali Suleyman".
Composition: 41 x 31 cm; Page: 45 x 35 cm.
This sophisticated and particularly elegant paper-cutting technique is very rare. Only two other examples could be listed, signed by Suleyman and are published. The closest to the present one, with an identical outer border, is in the Khalili Collection (Empire of the Sultans - Ottoman Art from the Collection of Nasser D. Khalili, The Nour Foundation, London, 1995, cat. 213, pp. 265-266).
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