18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT
MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on paper, 21ff. concertina bound, each folio 6ll. of strong black nasta'liq script in stepped gold-outlined panels, small panels of illumination to either end, text panels outlined in gold and polychrome and laid down on wide marbled paper margins, headings in red nasta'liq script on a ground of blue floral illumination, opening bifolio with panels of illumination surrounding a similar heading, colophon with spurious signature of 'Imad al-Hassani, in card binding
Text panel 6 1/8 x 2 7/8in. (15.3 x 7.4cm.); folio 8½ x 4¾in. (21.6 x 12cm.)
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