• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    A SELECTION OF POEMS BY NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI

    SIGNED SHEIKH MAHMUD, BAGHDAD, DATED AH 867/1462-63 AD

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    A SELECTION OF POEMS BY NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI
    SIGNED SHEIKH MAHMUD, BAGHDAD, DATED AH 867/1462-63 AD
    Persian manuscript on paper, 54ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of elegant nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, the first bifolio with gold strapwork between the rules, occasional panels of text set centrally, gold and blue marginal rules, catchwords, gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece on the opening folio, colophon signed and dated, in soft green morocco with stamped central medallions
    Text panel 6 x 3in. (15.1 x 7.6cm.); folio 9½ x 5½in. (24.2 x 14cm.)


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    There are two other recorded works by this scribe: a treatise copied in Shiraz and dated AH 864/1459-70 AD in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (cat. 134) and a divan of Hafiz dated AH 870/1465-66 AD in the Topkapi Library, Istanbul (F. E. Karatay, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi Farsia Yazmalar Katalogu, Istanbul, 1961, cat. no. 628).

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    The illustration for this lot has been swaped with that of lot 74. The correct image for this lot is therefore labelled 74.