Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ruba'i Board by Mehmed Esad Yesari

rubai board by mehmed esad yesari 18c

Ruba'i is the Persian quatrain made especially popular by Omar Khayyam. Since 11th century its popularity has never ceased in Asia Minor. Calligraphers loved them. Just like its Japanese counterpart haiku (which is three lines), its shortness and directness made it an obvious choice for artists who were somewhat restricted by religious dogma. Mehmed Esad Yesari's rubai board is dated 1791 and a good example.

Dimensions: 33.5x20 cm.
Estimated value: $ 1,500

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