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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

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

    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): YUSUF WA ZULAYKHA
    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 89ff. as numbered plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with gold and polychrome geometric intercolumnar rule, text panels outlined in gold and polychrome, catchwords, headings in bold white nasta'liq on gold ground with polychrome flowers and two tone blue borders, 3 contemporary miniatures, incomplete at beginning and end, folios trimmed, in brown morocco with central stamped medallion and gilt borders of scrolling vine, doublures of marbled paper
    Text panel 5 3/8 x 2 5/8in. (13.5 x 6.4cm.); folio 7 7/8 x 4½in. (20 x 11.7cm.)


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    The miniatures are as follows:

    f.15 Slave girls going to Yusuf at night in an attempt to seduce him
    f.34 Yusuf in prison being rescued by a baby who spoke of his innocence f.74 Consummation of the marriage between Yusuf and Zulaykha

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