• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    JALAL AL-DIN MUHAMMAD RUMI (D. AH 672/1273 AD): MATHNAVI

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    JALAL AL-DIN MUHAMMAD RUMI (D. AH 672/1273 AD): MATHNAVI
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 394ff. plus 5 fly-leaves, each page with 21ll. of dense black nasta'liq arranged in two main columns with double gold intercolumnar rules and additional text written diagonally around the main text panel within blue and gold borders, titles in red, some pages with illuminated panels, opening bifolio with illuminated headpiece and margins, catchwords, marginal commentary, minor worm holing, in original gilt and stamped binding with green paper doublures
    Text panel 7 1/8 x 3 1/8in. (18.2 x 8cm.); folio 10 x 5 3/8in. (25.5 x 13.6cm.)


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