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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

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    SAFAVID IRAN, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY

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    DIWAN
    SAFAVID IRAN, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY
    An anthology of poetry, Persian manuscript on pale pink paper, 66ff. plus one fly-leaf, each with 13ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns, gold and black ruled divisions, green and gold margins within black rules, blue outer rule, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel and illuminated margins, two later added or repainted illustrations, contemporaneous brown lacquer binding with gold medallions and borders
    Text 5 ¾ x 3in. (14.2 x 7.5cm.); folio 8 ½ x 5 ¼in. (21.7 x 13.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection; acquired Sotheby's, 21 April 1980, lot 179