London, South Kensington
26 October 2007
BOOK OF COUNSELS, QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on paper, 9ff. with 9ll. of strong black nasta'liq on cream, pink, pale green and yellow paper, final folio signed Hakim Shirazi, tan morocco binding with gold tooled medallions and spandrels- folio 7¾ x 4¾in. (19.7 x 12.1cm.)
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This treatise is attributed in the title to Manuchehr ibn Iraj ibn Faridun. The scribe, Mahmud ibn Visal Shirazi, penname Hakim, was from a family of poets and calligraphers.
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