1 May 2001,
Price realised GBP 2,938
GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
KAMAL AL-DIN HUSAYN IBN 'ALI AL-WA'IZ AL-KASHIFI (D. AH 910/1505 AD): ANWAR-I SUHAYLI
Qajar Iran, 12 Shawwal 1228/8 October 1813 AD
Persian manuscript on cream paper, 258ff. with 17ll. of black nasta'liq, text outlined with gold, opening folio with illumination, with sixty one miniatures in gouache heightened with gold, final folio with colophon 12 Shawwal 1228, slight staining, in tan morocco binding
Folio 11¼ x 7¾in. (28.4 x 20cm.)
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This is the Persian reworking of cycle of fables known elsewhere as Khalila wa Dimna. It was composed under the patronage of Sultan Husayn Bayqara.
Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol.II, pp 140-1.
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