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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    TUZUK-I TIMUR

    GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THE PRIME MINISTER, QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA SHAWWAL AH 1268/JULY-AUGUST 1852 AD

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    TUZUK-I TIMUR
    GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THE PRIME MINISTER, QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA SHAWWAL AH 1268/JULY-AUGUST 1852 AD
    Timur's purported autobiography, Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 59ff. each with 15ll. of black nasta'liq, text panels outlined in pink, green and gold rules and folios with red and gold outer rules, opening folio with gold and polychrome headpiece, text in clouds reserved against gold ground and margins with gold scrolling vine and flowerhead illumination on cobalt-blue ground, note following the colophon in clouds reserved against gold ground stating that it was a gift to the Prime Minister in Shawwal 1268, occasional marginal notes in black nasta'liq, slight loss to final page
    Text panel 8 x 4 5/8in. (20.1 x 11.6cm.); folio 13 1/8 x 8¼in. (33.2 x 21cm.)


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    The colophon states that this manuscript was copied as a gift to the 'Prime Minister'. The Prime Minister of Qajar Iran at the time was Mirza Aqa Khan Nuri.

    The scribe is not mentioned.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate for this lot should in fact read GBP 3,000 - 5,000.