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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    JALAL AL-DIN ABU MUHAMMAD NIZAMI (D.1217 AD): KHAMSA

    SIGNED BY FAKHR AL-DIN AHMAD BIN MAS'UD MUHAMMADI, SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    JALAL AL-DIN ABU MUHAMMAD NIZAMI (D.1217 AD): KHAMSA
    SIGNED BY FAKHR AL-DIN AHMAD BIN MAS'UD MUHAMMADI, SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 317ff., each with 20ll. black nasta'liq script in four columns, gold and coloured intercolumnar divisions and margins, headings in white on illuminated panels across two columns, occasional marginal notes, three finely illuminated gold and polychrome headings above text decorated with interlinear gold clouds, signed colophon on final folio, paper covered binding, incomplete
    Text 8 ¼ x 5 1/8in. (21 x 12.8cm.); folio 11 7/8 x 8in. (30.3 x 20.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (692); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 97