• 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 192

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

    SIGNED 'ABDULLAH BIN SHAYKH MURSHID AL-KATIB, SAFAVID IRAN, MID 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD HAFIZ SHIRAZI (D. AH 792/1390 AD): DIWAN
    SIGNED 'ABDULLAH BIN SHAYKH MURSHID AL-KATIB, SAFAVID IRAN, MID 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 179ff. plus five fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of elegant black nasta'liq divided in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rule, titles in gold or blue nasta'liq within cartouches across the text, within gold, blue and black rules, with coloured and marbled paper margins, the opening bifolio heavily illuminated with two almond-shape medallions, with red nasta'liq
    on gold ground, cartouches above and below, colophon signed, later owners' notes at beginning and end, in later stamped brown morocco binding, waterstaining, some repairs
    Text panel 5¾ x 2 5/8in. (14.8 x 6.8cm.); folio 8¼ x 4¾in. (21 x 12cm.)


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