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SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. 691AH/1292 AD): KULLIYAT
SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. 691AH/1292 AD): KULLIYAT

SIGNED 'INAYATULLAH SAKIN IBRAHIM, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED AH [10]35/1625-6

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SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. 691AH/1292 AD): KULLIYAT
SIGNED 'INAYATULLAH SAKIN IBRAHIM, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED AH [10]35/1625-6
Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 381ff. as numbered plus 10 fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of black nasta'liq, text organized in two columns, with red double intercolumnar divisions, further text written on the diagonal to the outer borders, titles in larger red naskh or nasta'liq, within gold and polychrome rules, further blue rules around the borders, catchwords, some pages with text in clouds on gold ground with illuminated borders, and floral or figurative illuminated cartouches in gold on green ground, each section opening with an finely illuminated headpiece with extensive marginal illumination, colophon signed and dated 35, occasional staining, in possibly contemporary gilt and polychrome stamped morocco binding
Text panel 7 5/8 x 4¼in. (19.2 x 10.8cm.); folio 10 1/8 x 6¼in. (25.7 x 15.5cm.)

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