COPY OF LETTER IN TALIQ

MS 5313
MS Short Title COPY OF LETTER IN TALIQ
Text COPY OF A LETTER
Description MS in Persian on blue paper, Shiraz, Iran, 17th c., 1 f., 34x21 cm, single column, (24x14 cm), 9 lines in Shikasteh-i Tal’liq script by Ali Akbar al-Musawi al-Mawlawi Al-Shirazi, Jumadi, autograph, signed, Indian seal impression.
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Provenance 1. Ali Akbar al-Musawi al-Mawlawi Al-Shirazi, Jumadi (17th c.); 2. Muhammad al-Hussani, India (1712); 3. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary Shikasteh or broken script derives from Nasta’liq and Ta’liq scripts, and is characterized by an exaggerated density in the super-structured letters. The Shikasteh scripts were in use as early as the 17th c. They came into their own in 18th and 19th c. when they became so stylized as to be virtually illegible.
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Place of origin Iran
Dates 17c AD

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