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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 65

    AMIR SHAHI (D.1453 AD): DIWAN

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    AMIR SHAHI (D.1453 AD): DIWAN
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    A work of poetry, Persian manuscript on cream, yellow, blue and pink paper, within gold and coloured rules, the outer margins of contrasting coloured paper, 31ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 15ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns, ruled divisions, opening bifolio with two illustrated scenes of nobles in a rocky landscape, following page with gold and polychrome illuminated heading, in Safavid 16th century brown morocco binding with gold stamped central medallion, red leather doublures
    Text 4 ¼ x 2 ¾in. (10.8 X 7cm.); folio 7 1/8 x 4 ½in. (18.1 x 11.6cm.)


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    Amir Shahi of Sabzavar (d.1453 AD) was a poet and calligrapher at the court of the Timurid prince Baysunghur in Herat.

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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (944)