• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    DIWAN RADWAN SALMA 'ALLAH, AND A COMPILATION OF VARIOUS TEXTS INCLUDING A MATHNAWI DEDICATED TO SAMUEL BOCHART, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    DIWAN RADWAN SALMA 'ALLAH, AND A COMPILATION OF VARIOUS TEXTS INCLUDING A MATHNAWI DEDICATED TO SAMUEL BOCHART, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on coloured paper, 134ff. with 12ll. of black naskh with gold headings within red rule border, opening folio with illuminated header, red morocco binding with tooled gilt decoration and tughra - folio 8 x 6 1/4in (20.2 x 16cm); Compilation text presented to Samuel Bochart, 22 July 1648 by Ce Tarravius, including a work by Siraj al-Din (1689-1755), part of the Tuhfeyi Shahidi possibly of the 16th century, in marbled paper cover (2)


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