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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    NIZAMI (D.1209 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN

    MUGHAL INDIA, DATED AH 1099/1687-88 AD

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    NIZAMI (D.1209 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN
    MUGHAL INDIA, DATED AH 1099/1687-88 AD
    Persian manuscript on paper, 88ff. plus seven fly-leaves, each with 13ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns, occasional portions of text written on the diagonal, gold divisions and margins between black rules, headings in red, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel, with later small illustrations throughout the text, dated colophon on final page, russet brown morocco binding with gold stamped medallions, spandrels and borders, similar doublures with stamped and painted borders
    Text 4 ¼ x 1 3/8in. (10.7 x 4.7cm.; folio 6 1/8 x 3 7/8in. (15.5 x 9.7cm.)


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