• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 198

    AMIR KHUSRAW DEHLAVI (D. AH 725/1324-25 AD): DIWAN

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AMIR KHUSRAW DEHLAVI (D. AH 725/1324-25 AD): DIWAN
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 198ff. plus 1 fly-leaf, each folio with 11ll. of elegant black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, text within blue and gold ruled panels, catchwords, titles in blue and gold, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, with three miniatures, later owner's note and stamps on opening folio, in 15th century Ottoman binding with flap decorated with stamped medallions and spandrels
    Text panel 5 1/8 x 2 5/8in. (12.6 x 6.6cm.); folio 8 x 5in. (20.1 x 12.6cm.)


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    A later owner's note in the manuscript indicates that it was purchased in AH 1291/1874 AD for one tuman and six thousand dinars by a certain Muhammad Ja'far.

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