London, South Kensington
3 April 2009
THREE LEAVES WITH DECORATED BORDERS FROM AN ALBUM, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on paper, written in fine black nasta'liq, the first with 12ll. of script arranged in two vertical columns, double-sided with pale pink border, with scrolling split-palmette vine outlined with gilt; the second similar with pink border landscape drawings in gilt with, flowers and animals, including wild boars; and the third similar with gilt drawing of lotus flowers and vine to one side and landscape with simurgh to other - folio 11 1/4 x 6 7/8in (28.5 x 17.1cm) (3)
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