18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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