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PROPERTY FROM A PERSIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A calligraphic quatrain, signed by Ahmad al-Husayni (d.1578-79), Persia, Safavid, 16th century
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5,0008,000
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109

PROPERTY FROM A PERSIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A calligraphic quatrain, signed by Ahmad al-Husayni (d.1578-79), Persia, Safavid, 16th century
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A calligraphic quatrain, signed by Ahmad al-Husayni (d.1578-79), Persia, Safavid, 16th century
Persian manuscript on paper, 4 lines to the page, written in nasta’liq script in black ink within cloud bands against a gold ground decorated with interlacing flowers, 24 side cartouches filled with nasta’liq, signature in lower panel, laid down on album page, framed
calligraphy: 19.2 by 9.1cm.
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Catalogue Note

Born in Mashhad, Ahmad al-Husayni moved to Herat and became a pupil of the famous Mir ‘Ali. At the fall of Herat, he was taken to Bukhara where he worked for a period at the court of ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Khan as a calligrapher. He then later returned to Mashhad and worked at the Safavid court of Shah Tahmasp. It is said that all correspondence with the Ottomans was written by him in a large hand. In Mashhad he copied texts and taught students, later working at the court of Mir Murad Khan, Governor of Mazandaran. He joined Shah Isma’il’s court in Qazvin and died in Mazandaran in 1578-79. His recorded works are dated between 965 AH/1557-8 AD and 982 AH/1574-75 AD (Bayani 1959, pp.138-41).

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