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A long Timurid cut tile mosaic calligraphic panel, with signature of the scribe Abu’l-Qasim al-Hasan al-Tusi, Central Asia or Persia, 14th/15th century
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107
A long Timurid cut tile mosaic calligraphic panel, with signature of the scribe Abu’l-Qasim al-Hasan al-Tusi, Central Asia or Persia, 14th/15th century
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 261,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A long Timurid cut tile mosaic calligraphic panel, with signature of the scribe Abu’l-Qasim al-Hasan al-Tusi, Central Asia or Persia, 14th/15th century
the long rectangular panel composed of polychrome fritware including white, shades of blue, turquoise and green, featuring a calligraphic inscription within a scrolling foliate ground
131.8 by 22 by 5cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Mnavzagan Pridonoff (d.1937), Tiblisi and Paris.
These tiles are named on the inventory of the previous owner’s mother on her wedding contract dated 28 July 1944 (first work to be itemised).
Rediscovered by the previous owner in his mother’s home, France, 1973.

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

The last word of, most probably of a verse from the Qur’an, which occurs 36 times (and it does not appear in chapter XVII)

Followed by: ‘The best words are words of God’

Followed by the signature of the scribe: ‘Abu’l-Qasim al-Hasan al-Tusi’

A suggested translation of the last part: ‘May God acknowledge the efforts [of the scribe in following] His command’

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