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NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): TUHFAT AL-AHRAR
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NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): TUHFAT AL-AHRAR

SIGNED MAQSUD AL-HARAVI, IRAN, DATED AH 928/1521 AD

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NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): TUHFAT AL-AHRAR
SIGNED MAQSUD AL-HARAVI, IRAN, DATED AH 928/1521 AD
Poetry, Persian manuscript on cream paper, 67ff. plus 5 fly-leaves, each with 14ll. of black nasta'liq in two columns with black and gold intercolumnar rule, margins in gold with black and blue rule, titles in gold, blue and red nasta'liq and naskh, gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, colophon signed Maqsud al-Haravi and dated 928, later owners' stamps and notes, areas of slight staining throughout, one page badly smudged, in tan morocco Indo-European binding with central gold medallion and marbled doublures
Text panel 5 x 2¾in. (12.7 x 7cm.); folio 7 5/8 x 5 1/8in. (19.4 x 13cm.)
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Lot Essay

A scribe by the same name, Maqsud al-Haravi, who was skilful in making scientific tools and wrote both nasta'liq and riqa' well, is recorded as an official in the court of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. If our scribe is the same Maqsud al-Haravi, he may have worked in Herat prior to moving to Humayun's court (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. III, Teheran 1348 sh., pp. 918-19).

No other work by him is recorded.

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