• 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 123

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

    SIGNED MU'IZZ AL-DIN HUSAYN LANGARI, IRAN, DATED DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1007/MAY 1599-1600 AD AND VARIOUS MONTHS OF AH 1008/1600 AD

    Price Realised  

    AMIR KHUSRAW DEHLAVI (D. AH 725/1324-25 AD): KHAMSA
    SIGNED MU'IZZ AL-DIN HUSAYN LANGARI, IRAN, DATED DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1007/MAY 1599-1600 AD AND VARIOUS MONTHS OF AH 1008/1600 AD
    The famous love poems of mystical significance, Persian manuscript on buff paper, 278ff. plus 7 fly-leaves, each with 17ll. of flowing black nasta'liq in four columns, with double gold intercolumanr rule, text panels between polchrome rules, blue outer rule, red, blue and gold devices above each panel of text, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, previous folio with similarly illuminated shamsa, four similar headings throughout the text, with twenty contemporary miniatures, colophon at end of the first section dated Dhu'l-Qa'da 1007 and signed by Mu'iz al-Din Husayn Langari, the ends of sections two, three and four also dated Dhu'l-Qa'da, Dhu'l-Hijja and Safar the following year respectively, some smudging and staining, trimmed, later gold and polychrome lacquer binding with central oval of floral sprays, similar doublures
    Text panels 7 x 4½in. (18 x 11.5cm.); folio 11 x 6¾in. (27.8 x 17.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    In these Rooms, 25 April 1995, lot 59