• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 183

    NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): KULLIYAT

    COPIED BY MIR BIN MUHIBB 'ALI RASHIDI, SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): KULLIYAT
    COPIED BY MIR BIN MUHIBB 'ALI RASHIDI, SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
    An almost complete work of Jami, containing twenty of his writings both in verse and prose, Persian manuscript on paper, 508ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 21ll. of elegant black nasta'liq sometimes in four columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, headings and important words and phrases picked out in red, text panels outlined in gold and polychrome, catchwords, twenty seventeenth century illuminated headings in gold and polychrome, numerous ownership seals of Mihr 'Ali dated AH 1238, first bifolio heavily illuminated in gold and polychrome, previous folio with applied shamsa containing the name of Sultan Mirza Husayn Bayqara against a ground with gold floral design, one colophon signed, trimmed, in later green lacquer with central medallions and floral borders signed by Muhammad 'Ali and dated AH 1176, red doublures with gold floral medallion
    Text panel 7¾ x 4¼in. (19.6 x 10.7cm.); folio 13 x 8in. (33 x 20.2cm.)


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    This manuscript contains the following twenty works in order:
    1. Subhat al-Abrar
    2. Yusuf wa Zulaykha
    3. Layla wa Majnun
    4. Khirad namah-i Iskandari
    5. Silsilat al-Dhahab
    6. Daftar-i Ishq of Silsilat al-Dhahab
    7. Daftar-i 'Adl of Silsilat al-Dhahab
    8. Salaman Absal
    9. Tuhfat al-Ahrar
    10. Diwan-i Qasa'id
    11. Diwan-i Ghazaliyat
    12. Shawahid al-Nubuwwa
    13. Sharh Mimiyya-i Khamriyya
    14. Sharh Qasida-i Ta'iyya
    15. Sharh Ruba'iyyat
    16. Sharh-Baitain az Mathnavi-i ma'navi
    17. No title
    18. Sharh-i hadith-i Abu Zarrin al-'Aqil
    19. Sharh-i Kalima-i Taiyiba
    20. No title

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