• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 309

    JALAL AL-DIN ABU MUHAMMAD NIZAMI (D. AH 613/1217 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN

    KASHMIR, DATED AH 126(0?)/1843-4 AD

    Price Realised  

    JALAL AL-DIN ABU MUHAMMAD NIZAMI (D. AH 613/1217 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN
    KASHMIR, DATED AH 126(0?)/1843-4 AD
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 179ff. plus six fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double intercolumnar rules, text within gold and blue frame, further gold and black rules in the margins, some pages with text written on the diagonal, titles in blue or red nasta'liq on gold ground within illuminated cartouche, catchwords within illuminated medallions, opening bifolio with gold and blue illuminated headpiece and margins, with twenty original miniatures, colophon with date of AH 126(0?), slightly trimmed, in contemporary lacquer binding, good condition
    Text panel 5¼ x 2 5/8in. (13.4 x 6.6cm.); folio 7 7/8 x 4¾in. (20 x 12cm.)


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