• 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 202

    ABU'L QASIM MAHMUD IBN 'UMAR AL-ZAMAKHSHRI (D. AH 538/1144 AD): KASHF

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ABU'L QASIM MAHMUD IBN 'UMAR AL-ZAMAKHSHRI (D. AH 538/1144 AD): KASHF
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper. 662ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 23ll. of small black naskh, important words and phrases picked out in red, text panels with gold rules, the margins with copious marginal notes written on the diagonal within further goldand blue outer rules, catchwords, opening bifolio with fine gold and polychrome illumination surrounding 12ll. of text in clouds reserved against gold ground, preceeding folio with shamsa with probably later inscription indicating that the manuscript was produced for the treasury of Sultan Ya'qub Bahadur Khan, colophon page replaced and with later date of 528, later owner's stamps and notes, in brown morocco with flap with central gilt medallion, paper doublures
    Text panel 9 7/8 x 6¼in. (25 x 16cm.); folio 11 5/8 x 7 3/8in. (29.5 x 18.9cm.)


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