• 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 191

    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD HAFIZ SHIRAZI (D. AH 792/1390 AD): DIWAN

    SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD HAFIZ SHIRAZI (D. AH 792/1390 AD): DIWAN
    SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 144ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, similarly outlined spaces left for titles, text panels outlined in gold and blue, catchwords, six miniatures painted over text probably in the later 16th century, one covering an original colophon, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination surrounding 6ll. of text, later shamsa on the preceding folio probably added in Turkey, one further illuminated headpiece following the first bifolio, some repainting of miniatures, in later Turkish red morocco with gilt stamped medallion and borders
    Text panel 6 3/8 x 3 5/8in. (16 x 9.4cm.); folio 9 5/8 x 6in. (24.4 x 15.4cm.)


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