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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 123

    SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. AH 691/1292 AD): KULLIYAT

    TIMURID IRAN, DATED 6 MUHARRAM AH 849/14 APRIL 1445 AD

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    SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. AH 691/1292 AD): KULLIYAT
    TIMURID IRAN, DATED 6 MUHARRAM AH 849/14 APRIL 1445 AD
    Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 314ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 17-19ll. of elegant black nasta'liq in different column and text block arrangements, hanked by with a column of 12ll. of diagonal script and with cornerpieces decorated with gold and polychrome floral sprays, double intercolumnar and interlinear gold rules throughout, catchwords, significant words and phrases picked out in red, headings in gold within cloudbands reserved against a hatched ground, illuminated headpieces in gold and polychrome, colophon towards the middle of the text dated Wednesday 6 Muharram AH 849, remargined, some waterstaining, misbound and possibly incomplete, later brown morocco with gilt-stamped central medallions, doublures of marbled paper
    Text panel 5 3/8 x 3 5/8in. (13.8 x 9.1cm.); folio 7 5/8 x 5 1/8in. (19.2 x 13.1cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Property of a European Private Collector, Sotheby's London, 15 October 2003, lot 14