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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

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

    SIGNED DARWISH SA'ID AL-NAKHJAVANI AL-MAWLAWI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1056/1646 AD

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    JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D. AH 672/1273-74 AD): MATHNAVI
    SIGNED DARWISH SA'ID AL-NAKHJAVANI AL-MAWLAWI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1056/1646 AD
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 250ff. plus 1 fly-leaf, each folio with 29ll. of black nasta'liq verging on shikasteh arranged in four columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, headings in red, opening page with gold and blue illuminated headpiece, three further folios with similarly illuminated headpieces, first bifolio with text within a gold illuminated frame, minor areas of staining, in original gilt brown morocco with stamped medallion and spandrels
    Text panel 5 3/8 x 2¾in. (13.5 x 7cm.); folio 7 x 4in. (17.7 x 10.1cm.)


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