Antique Islamic Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Falcon Panel Quran Calligraphy Deccan

$ 20,000
$ 20,000
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SKU BB-9861
A large & Important Islamic Mid-19th Century wooden panel, decorated with a falcon and Quranic calligraphy, Deccan, Circa 1850.
Please note an almost identical panel sold at Sotheby's Lot # 208 "Art of Imperial India" Sale Number L13502, October 9th 2013, London, for 25,000 GBP ($40,500).

The large rectangular panel with traces of painted decoration, featuring an eagle formed as a calligraphic design carved in deep relief, the lower part of the frame carved with  twin-lotus motifs, the upper part of the frame carved with a calligraphic inscription.
The falcon is made up with the "Nada 'ali" quatrain and the calligraphy in the frame border are from the Holy Qur'an, chapter II (al-baqara), part of the verse 197 repeated twice with the beginning of it as the third repeat. The panel is most likely Deccan from the Islamic people located in the ancient cosmopolitan region of Southern India.
The panel is in remarkable condition, slight rubbing & weathering to the surface and traces of old painted decoration as noted earlier in this description. The panel is very large and substantial in it's construction and is ready to hang & adorn your wall. A rare and large Islamic art panel in excellent construction.
Provenance; From an important Islamic Art collection, Kuwait


47 inches high × 35 inches wide × 2.5 inches deep


high × wide x deep

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