26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 400
DIWAN OF HAFEZ, NORTH INDIA, AH 1120 (1708-9 AD)
Persian manuscript on brownish paper, 148ff. with 12ll. of black nasta'liq in two columns, all text within gold clouds, purple, blue and red cartouches with gold floral decoration highlighting text, opening folio with illuminated heading, final folio dated 1120, modern black morocco binding with gold tooling- folio 8¼ x 5 3/8in. (20.8 x 13.3cm.)
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