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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 117

    ABU AL-QASIM FIRDAWSI (D. 1025 AD): SHAHNAMA (BOOK OF KINGS)

    NORTH INDIA OR KASHMIR, DATED AH 1222/1807-08 AD

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    ABU AL-QASIM FIRDAWSI (D. 1025 AD): SHAHNAMA (BOOK OF KINGS)
    NORTH INDIA OR KASHMIR, DATED AH 1222/1807-08 AD
    Persian manuscript on paper, 330ff., six fly-leaves, 26ll. of black ta'liq to the page, arranged in four columns, with red titles, gold divisions, illuminated headpieces, profusely illustrated, colophon of preface with added note dated AH 1222, in 19th century stamped morocco
    Text panel 10 x5 1/8in. (25.5 x 13cm.); folio 14 5/8 x 8 ½in. (37 x 21.7cm.)


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