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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 366

    JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D. AH 672/1273-74 AD): MATHNAVI

    ATTIBUTED TO JAWRI, NORTH EAST IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D. AH 672/1273-74 AD): MATHNAVI
    ATTIBUTED TO JAWRI, NORTH EAST IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 314ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each with 19ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, catchwords, headings in red, copious marginal notes throughout surrounded by thick rules of gold, green and blue, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, 3 further folios with similarly illuminated headpieces within the text, all illuminated pages with gold floral illumination in the borders, many folios with inner text panels coming out of their margins due to corrosive green marginal rules, minor areas of staining, in Ottoman brown morocco with stamped central medallion
    Folio 7¾ x 4½in. (19.7 x 11.5cm.); text panel 6½ x 3in. (16.5 x 7.6cm.)


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    Although this manuscript carries no scribe's signature, there are copious Ottoman notes and seal impressions. One such note ascribes the manuscript to the hand of 'the deceased Jawri'. Jawri is recorded through his only known work dated AH 1043 (1633-34 AD), which is a copy of Gulshan-e Raz (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. I, Tehran, 1345 sh, pp. 129-30).

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