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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 313

    THE FORTY TRADITIONS OF THE PROPHET AND THEIR PERSIAN TRANSLATIONS BY JAMI

    COPIED BY SALIM, MASHHAD, IRAN, DATED AH 986/1578-79 AD

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    THE FORTY TRADITIONS OF THE PROPHET AND THEIR PERSIAN TRANSLATIONS BY JAMI
    COPIED BY SALIM, MASHHAD, IRAN, DATED AH 986/1578-79 AD
    Hadith, Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 9ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 7-9ll. of black naskh all contained in gold-sprinkled panels with gold interlinear and intercolumnar rules, most folios with two such panels with 4ll. of diagonal nasta'liq, text laid down between gold and polychrome rules on blue marbled paper, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated panel and the first bifolio with lines of nasta'liq running straight across the text panel, colophon signed Salim in Mashhad and dated 986, wormholing, in purple cloth boards with red morocco spine and spandrels signed Yusuf Sahaf 'Ali
    Folio 9 x 6¼in. (23 x 15.7cm.); text panel 5 1/8 x 2¾in. (13.5 x 7cm.)


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    Salim of Nishapur is recorded as being a pupil of Shah Mahmud and a master in nasta'liq, particularly when writing in colours. He lived in Mashhad and died circa AH 990 (1582-83 AD). His recorded works are dated between AH 961 (1554-55 AD) and AH 976 (1568-69 AD) (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. I, Tehran, 1345 sh, pp. 282-4).

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