141
141
Middle East, probably Anatolia
CARVED CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL 
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141
Middle East, probably Anatolia
CARVED CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL 
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Middle East, probably Anatolia
CARVED CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL 
carved in deep relief with inscription in muhaqqaq script between entwined split-palmettes 
wood with traces of polychrome paint
21 by 66cm., 8 1/4 by 26in.
13th century
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Provenance

Sotheby's, London, 9 April 2014, lot 118

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

al-Din Tâj al-Islâm 
Religion is the crown of Islam

The overall effect of the decorative elements of this panel, notably the inscription carved in deep relief between stylised split-palmettes, is visually comparable to the stylistic designs seen on the facades of certain Seljuk monuments in Konya dated to the second half of the thirteenth century, notably, the Iwan of the Ince Minareli Madrasa (Giovanni Curatola, L'Art Seljoukide et Ottoman, Paris, 2010, pp. 36-43) and (Gedad Hakki Eldem, Türk Mimari Eserleri, Works of Turkish Architecture, Istanbul, 1970, pp. 53-55).

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London