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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    TUHFAT AL-MULUK

    EARLY SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TUHFAT AL-MULUK
    EARLY SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on variously coloured gold-sprinkled paper, 7ff. plus one fly-leaf, each folio with 8ll. of elegant black nasta'liq, between gold and blue rules, important words picked out in polychrome, folios laid down between marbled and gold sprinkled borders, final folio with gold and polychrome headpiece, some worming, in morocco binding laid with marbled paper, brown paper doublures, loose in binding
    Text panel 3½ x 1¾in. (9 x 4.5cm.); folio 7¾ x 4 3/8in. (19.5 x 11cm.)


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