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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    A FINE QAJAR COMPILATION

    QAJAR IRAN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A FINE QAJAR COMPILATION
    QAJAR IRAN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on cream paper, 112ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with lines of flowing black nasta'liq script and shikasteh script arranged either in columns, on the diagonal or in single text blocks, text panels outlined in gold and black and laid down on elegantly marbled polychrome margins with further lines of calligraphy, occasional words and phrases picked out in red naskh script, first folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece surmounting text, opening fly-leaves with later owner's notes, in later binding covered with marbled paper, cream paper doublures
    Text panel 8 x 3¼in. (20.3 x 7.8cm.); folio 10¾ x 5 1/8in. (27.4 x 13cm.)


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    The main text in this manuscript is the Anwar-i Himkat of Ma’sum ‘Ali Shah Dakni, a Sufi work by a Ni’matullahi dervish who came to Shiraz from the Deccan during the reign of Karim Khan Zand. In the margins there is the Akhlaq-i Muhsini of Husayn Va'iz al-Kashifi and medical advice . A note at the end describes the work as "a compilation of medicine, including in addition the Anwar-i Hikmat and a qasida on the preservation of health.”

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