7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 18,750
THE NASA'IH (COUNCILS) OF 'ABDALLAH ANSARI
COPIED BY SHAH MAHMUD NISHAPURI, TABRIZ, NORTH IRAN, DATED AH 953/1546-47 AD
Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled cream paper, 6ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 7ll. of elegant black nasta'liq, laid down between gold and polychrome rules on gold-sprinkled paper of various colours, opening folio with delicate gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, colophon signed Shah Mahmud and dated 953, some smudging, in brown morocco with gilt stamped central medallion, doublures of marbled paper
Folio 8¼ x 5¼in. (20.8 x 13cm.); text panel 5½ x 3in. (14 x 7.5cm.)
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Please see the note to lot 315 for details about this renowned callligrapher. This manuscript was copied whilst Shah Mahmud was still working forn Shah Tahmasp in Tabriz, before the Shah's change in attitude towards manuscript production..
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