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TEHRAN –(Iranart) - Five folios from a rare manuscript of the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of the Persian poet Ferdowsi, was the top lot of the 4th Baran Auction, which is dedicated to the sale of calligraphic paintings and calligraphy works.

The Fourth specialized auction of calligraphy, Iranian and Islamic art, Baran auction, was held at the International Conference Center of Rayzan on Friday, November 9. It took in 26, 26 billion tomans (over $2 million).

Five folios from a rare manuscript of the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of the Persian poet Ferdowsi, was the top lot of the Friday night, selling for 9 billion tomans ($750,000), became the most expensive artwork sold in an auction in Iran. The manuscripts inscribed in the nastaliq style of Persian calligraphy dates back to the Timurid era (ca. 1370-1507).

The second highest-priced item sold at the auction was a miniature portrait of wife of the King of India Princess Nawab Akbari Beigom, decorated with calligraphy works around it. It fetched 5.7 billion tomans. The artwork had been created by an Indian artist during the Zand dynasty (1751-1794).

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cylinder bearing a Persian translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by calligrapher Hossein Niktalab was the third highest-grossing item at the auction, selling for 3.9 billion tomans. The inscription weighs 65 kilograms, containing over 8 kilograms of turquoise and 18.5 kilograms of opal stone.

The fourth most expensive work of the auction was a ring bearing verses of the Holy Quran engraved by Hossein Yasavul, which fetched 900 million tomans.

The other sellers:

Hassan Zarrin Ghalam - Golzar calligraphy painting dates back to 1321 AH - 600 million tomans

Faramarz Pilaram - Calligraphy painting (1972) - 500 million tomans

Ali-Ebn-Ebrahim - The portrait of first Shia Imam, Hazrat Ali (AS), and Imam Hassan (AS), and Imam Hossein (AS) dates back to the Qajar era - 380 million tomans

Alireza Astaneh - Steel sculpture - 380 Million tomans

Reza Mafi - Calligraphy painting (1974) - 370 million Tomans

Abdolhossein Qazvini - Bird of Bismillah dates back to 1307 AH - 320 million Toman

Veghar Shirazi - The Holy Quran manuscript dates back to 1280 AH - 310 million tomans

Double-sided sheet of the Holy Quran on deer skin with the Kufic script - 300 million tomans

Naser Oveissi - Calligraphy painting - 180 million tomans

Hassan Zarrin Ghalam - Calligraphy painting of Amin-ol-Molk dates back to 1281 AH - 180 million tomans

Mirza Gholamreza Isfahani - The piece of black chirography dates back to 1298 AH - 170 million tomans

Masih Taleghani - The exquisite dust writing of the holy Quran with silver armband dates back to the Qajar era - 160 million tomans

Mohammad Jafar Tabrizi - Dust-writing verses of Holy Quran - 150 million tomans

Mohammad Ibrahim Zarrin Ghalam - The dust writing Image of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - 110 million tomans

Mohammadreza ebn zia-Aldin - Masnavi Shirin and Farhad manuscript dates back to 1227 AH - 100 million tomans

Two pieces of Holy Quran verse with the Nastaliq line dates back to the Qajar era - 80 million tomans

Abd-Al Rashid - Two pieces of Chalipa chirography dates back to the Safavi era - 80 million tomans

Mir Hossein Tabrizi - A piece of black chirography dates back to 1295 AH - 80 million tomans

Mir Hossein Tork and his students - Seven pieces of chirography dates back to the Qajar era - 80 million tomans

Mahmood Zende Roodi - Calligraphy painting (2012) - 80 million tomans

4 chirography pieces of Hafez poems adapted from Mir Emad dates back to the Safavi era - 80 million tomans

Abo Ali Alhosseini Mohammad Qodsi - A Nastaliq chirography piece - 80 million tomans

Gholamhossein Amir Khani - A piece of Nastaliq chirography of prophetic anecdote with the manuscript of Ramin Merati - 75 million tomans

The ornamental Kufic script dates back to 1296 AH - 75 million tomans

A sheet of Holy Quran with 12 lines with Kufic script adapted from Holy Quran - 70 million tomans

Dust writing of verses dates back to the Qajar Time - 70 million tomans

Yadollah Kaboli Khansari - A piece of Nastaliq broken chirography (2004) - 70 million tomans

Sima Azimi - A painting of Alagh Sura on glass with Reyhan chirography - 70 Million tomans

A piece of Qajari marriage contract dates back to 1290 AH - 70 Million tomans

Malek Mohammad - Two pieces of epigraph from the chirography of Mir Emmad AL-Hassani Qazvini dates back to 1319 AH - 65 million tomans

Yadollah Kaboli Khansari - A piece of Nastaliq broken chirography - 60 million tomans

Zein AlAbedin MAhallati - The parchment of Hood Sura with chirography dates back to 1296 AH - 55 million tomans

Mohammad Hossein Emad Al-ketab - A chirography piece dates back to 1342 AH - 55 million tomans

Praying book with kufic script dates back to the Qajar era - 55 million tomans

Seyyed Mohammad Isfahani - The chirography of Aye Alkorsi dates back to 1315 AH - 50 Million tomans

20 sheets of poetry by Mirza Koochak and 53 sheets by Vesal Shirazi dates back to the Qajar era - 46 million tomans

The parchment of Ashura praying with chirography by Mohammad Baqer Isfahani dates back to 1267 AH - 44 million tomans

Mohammad Taghi - A praying chirography piece dates back to the Qajar era - 42 million tomans

Keykhosro Khorvash - A piece of Chalipa chirography (1993) - 42 million tomans

A timbered cane with silver handle belonging to Abd Al Hossein Farmanfarma dates back to the Qajar era - 40 million tomans

The painting of Molana portrait with chirography of Zia and painting of Asadolah Kermani dates back to 1222 AH - 40 million tomans 

Shir Ali - A piece of Chalipa chirography dates back to Safavid era - 40 million tomans

Mohammadreza Tavabi - Takhshib and Atash - 40 million tomans

Mirror frame with the context of praise and greeting to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his descendants dates back to the Qajar era - 40 million tomans

Pour Agha Bozorg - Nastaliq shirography of Selsele Alzahab anecdote dates back to 1311 AH - 40 million tomans

Mohammad Kazem Valeh Isfahani - A piece of chirography dates back to 1215 AH - 40 million tomans

Ali Ashraf Sandogh Abadi - A piece of Nastaliq chirography - 35 million tomans

The book of Manshaat with the inscription of Mirza Mehdi Khan Monshi dates back to the Afshariye era - 33 million tomans

Darvish Abdolmajid Taleghani - A piece of chirography dates back to Safavid era - 32 million tomans

Abdolrahim Afsar - A piece of chirography dates back to the Qajar era - 30 million tomans

Mahdi Sharif - A piece of scissoring by dates back to 1305 AH - 30 million tomans

An exquisite brass utensil dates back to 1293 AH - 30 million tomans

A broken line of Nastaliq allied to Mirza Gholamreza Isfahani dates back to the Qajar era - 29 million tomans

Hamid Rahimi Bafrani - Bronz sculpture adapted from the chirography of Mir Emad - 26 million Tomans.

Mohammad Ali - A copper casserole with Nastaliq line etching dates back to 1298 AH - 25 million tomans

Sadr-al-ketab - A piece of chirography (1937) - 25 million tomans

Ali Ashraf Sandogh Abadi - A piece of black chirography - 25 million tomans

Ahmad Pilechi Qazvini - A piece of black chirography - 20 million tomans

Hamid Rahimi Bafrani - A Bronz sculpture of Bird of Bismillah - 20 million tomans

Mohammad Mostmand Ghoori - Banai Kufic line - 13 million tomans

Ahmad Shafiiha - A piece of Nastaliq chirography - 12 million tomans

Mohammad Younes Jami - A Sheet of Holy Quran manuscript - 12 million tomans

Abdollah Ghahreman - The ornament of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) with trimester chirography - 12 million tomans

Ali Akbar Golestaneh - Nastaliq line dates back to the Qajar era - 12 million tomans

A ring from Qajar era with polishing on opals dates back to 1221 AH - 12 million tomans

Baran Auction Mahboubeh Kazemi Taraneh Baran Gallery Mahboubeh Kazemi Doulabi
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