JALALI ARDISTANI (D. CIRCA AD 880/1475-76 AD): KITAB MIZAN AL-HAQA'IQ
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JALALI ARDISTANI (D. CIRCA AD 880/1475-76 AD): KITAB MIZAN AL-HAQA'IQ

TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY

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JALALI ARDISTANI (D. CIRCA AD 880/1475-76 AD): KITAB MIZAN AL-HAQA'IQ
TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
The Balance of Truths, Persian manuscript on paper, 14ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of small black nasta'liq in two columns with double gold intercolumnar and interlinear rule, text panels similarly outlined, catchwords, opening bifolio with elegant shamsas containing 6ll. of black-outlined gold thuluth, the following folio with similarly illuminated headpiece, fly-leaves with later owners' notes, some inserted on separate pieces of paper, in worn red morocco with stamped medallion and spandrels, paper covered doublures
Text panel 4 1/8 x 2in. (10.3 x 5cm.); folio 6 3/8 x 3 7/8in. (16 x 9.7cm.)
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The Mizan al-Haqa'iq is a collection of Persian quatrains (ruba'iyyat) of the poet Jalali Ardistani, who is also known as Jamal al-Din and 'Ashiq Isfahani. The year of his death is given variously as AH 879/1474-75 AD and AH 886/1481-82 AD.

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