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JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D.1273 AD): MATHNAWI MA'NAWI

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JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D.1273 AD): MATHNAWI MA'NAWI

MUGHAL KASHMIR, NORTH INDIA, DATED AH 1020/1612-13 AD

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JALAL AL-DIN RUMI (D.1273 AD): MATHNAWI MA'NAWI MUGHAL KASHMIR, NORTH INDIA, DATED AH 1020/1612-13 AD A Mughal copy of the renowned mystical poetry of Rumi, Persian manuscript on paper, 343ff. plus one fly-leaf, each folio with 20ll. of small black nasta'liq script arranged in four columns with gold double-divisions, titles in red script within gold illuminated cartouches, text within gold and polychrome rules, with catchwords, six finely illuminated headpieces in gold and polychrome, each chapter opening with a bifolio with gold illuminated margins, occasional marginal notes, two colophons mentioning the place where it was copied as 'baldat Kashmir', some folios lacking, reverse of f.1 with a combat of mythical beasts finely painted in gold, in 19th century stamped and lacquered floral binding Text panel 6 ¼ x 13 ¼in. (5.8 x 8.3cm.); folio 9 ½ x 5 ½in. (24.3 x 14cm.)
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A later added note on the final folio indicates that this manuscript was in Medina on the 24th of Shawwal AH 1099/28 November 1679 AD.

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