A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION, SIGNED BY MIR MUHAMMAD, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1247 AH/1831 AD
A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION, SIGNED BY MIR MUHAMMAD, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1247 AH/1831 AD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION, SIGNED BY MIR MUHAMMAD, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1247 AH/1831 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION, SIGNED BY MIR MUHAMMAD, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1247 AH/1831 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection


A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION, SIGNED BY MIR MUHAMMAD, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1247 AH/1831 AD


ink on paper, signature and date at lower centre, mounted with borders of stout paper


calligraphic panel: 12.7 by 23cm.

Condition Report

In generally good condition, laid on carton and then linen, some losses to the borders not affecting the calligraphy, some minor stains and smudges, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Ex-collection Adrienne Minassian, New York, 1955.

Ex-collection Stuart Cary Welch (d.2008), sold in these rooms, 6 April 2011, lot 72.

Exhibited

Line and Space: Calligraphies from Medieval Islam, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 1984.

Catalogue Note

Two other calligraphic designs by the same calligrapher have been sold in these rooms, 27 April 1982, lots 28 and 29. One was dated 1834 and recorded the scribe's nisba as Qazwini, the other was dated 1844. The text is Qur'an, part of verse 137 of Surah al-Baqarah (II).

Arts of the Islamic World
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