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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    TWO PAGES WITH ILLUMINATED BORDERS

    EARLY SAFAVID HERAT, IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY

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    TWO PAGES WITH ILLUMINATED BORDERS
    EARLY SAFAVID HERAT, IRAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Two pages from a Persian manuscript on paper, the text arranged in two columns of black nasta'liq with double ruled intercolumnar division with gold arabesque, 12ll. in total, the headpieces in white nasta'liq on gold ground within blue panel with polychrome illumination, the text panel with polychrome rules and gold frame, the blue margins with foliage and floral sprays inhabitated by birds and mythical beasts reserved on white sprinkled ground and outlined in gold, the reverse with similar text panels and similar margins with floral scrolls, some waterstaining, wormholing, later owner's inscription, framed and glazed
    Text panel 5½ x 3in. (14 x 7.7cm.); folio 10¼ x 13in. (26 x 33cm.) (2)


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