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SAFAVID SHIRAZ, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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SAFAVID SHIRAZ, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 171ff. and one fly-leaf, each folio with the first, last and intermediate lines in large strong gold and blue muhaqqaq, each within cartouches framing two panels of 7ll. of naskh above and below, these panels bordered with vertical cartouches filled with floral scrolls, sura headings in white thuluth on gold ground within illuminated cartouches, the margins with finely drawn and illuminated medallions, parts of juz' one and all of juz' thirty lacking, in original gilt stamped binding, polychrome and gilt découpé doublures, old repairs throughout
Text panel 8 ½ x 5in. (21 x 12.8cm.); folio 15 x 10 ¼in. (38 x 26.2cm.)
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