[ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY] Index leaf from a calligraphic manuscript of the Divan of Hafiz. Likely Persia, circa 1650. 6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inch...
. Likely Persia, circa 1650. 6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches (170 x 110 mm); written in a very fine Ta'liq script on polished paper, recto with three vertical panels of script in black ink outlined with a shell gold ground, with a border of small flowers; verso in fifteen panels, similarly outlined in shell gold but without border. Overall fine condition, framed; Together with a leaf from a Shanama. Likely Persia, circa 1700. 10 x 7 1/4 inches (250 x 180 mm). Four columns of Nasta'liq script in black ink on polished paper, with headings in gold script. Overall fine condition, framed.
The first work is an exceptional tour de force of semi-abstract calligraphic expression.
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