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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    MUHAMMAD SHARIF BIN SHAMS AL-DIN: SIRAJ AL-MUNIR

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD HUSAYN, QAJAR IRAN, DATED THE FIRST DAY OF RABI' I AH 1228/4 MARCH 1813 AD

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    MUHAMMAD SHARIF BIN SHAMS AL-DIN: SIRAJ AL-MUNIR
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD HUSAYN, QAJAR IRAN, DATED THE FIRST DAY OF RABI' I AH 1228/4 MARCH 1813 AD
    Reflection of Light, Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 49ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with lines of elegant black shikasteh script written in gold outlined panels on the horizontal and diagonal, the intersticies in gold, laid down between minor gold rules on wide margins with bold black-outlined gold floral illumination, similar gold outer rules, catchwords, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece surmounting 6ll.of text, colophon at end signed and dated, 3ff. after the colophon fully illuminated but without any text, in contemporaneous polychrome lacquer binding decorated with gul-o-bulbul motif, the doublures with daffodils on red ground
    Text panel 5 1/8 x 2¾in. (13.2 x 7cm.); folio 7½ x 4¾in. (19.1 x 12cm.)


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