• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT IN VERSE

    COPIED FOR AMIR MU'IN AL-DIN 'ALI, IRAN, DATED AH 1015/1606-07 AD

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    PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT IN VERSE
    COPIED FOR AMIR MU'IN AL-DIN 'ALI, IRAN, DATED AH 1015/1606-07 AD
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on gold sprinkled paper, 45ff., each with 12ll. of black nasta'liq divided in two columns with double gold and black intercolumnar rules, catchwords, opening folio with illuminated headpiece, laid down between gold and polychrome borders on coloured margins, with gold illuminated figurative scenes reserved against the coloured ground, a finely gold illuminated panel laid down on f1r., two later Qajar miniatures in the style of Reza 'Abbasi, damages and repairs, in probably original lacquer binding with gilt and stamped découpé doublures
    Text panel 6¼ x 3in. (16 x 7.5cm.); folio 9 7/8 x 6¼ (25.1 x 15.8cm.)


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    This manuscript was copied for a Amir Mu'in al-Din 'Ali. Because of the titles used in the colophon (Hazrat-e Imam), which are often used for the 8th Imam, it has been suggested that the manuscript was copied at the Shrine of the 8th Imam in Mashhad.

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