20 October 1992,
Price realised GBP 2,090
GBP 500 - GBP 800
Safavid Persia, AH 1105/1693-4 AD
manuscript on ivory paper, 201ff. plus four flyleaves, each with 21ll. of small black naskh, punctuation in red, with gold and polychrome roundels between verses, blue, red, green and gold margins between black rules, blue outer rule, gold and blue marginal medallions to mark sections, blue and gold outer margin, sura headings in red in gold panels sometimes around end of previous sura, (some repairs and damages to folios, particularly to outer margin and folio edges, occasional smudging, sura headings very rubbed), shamsa on first folio, opening bi-folio illuminated in gold and polychrome (one folio loose), second and final bi-folios with gold floral border, final page signed by Muhammad Ibrahim and dated 1105, red lacquer binding with gold leafy lattice design and black border, red lacquer doublures, (some cracking)
folio 4 x 2½in. (10.7 x 6.6cm.)
text 3¼ x 2in. (8.5 x 5cm.)
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At the end there is a painted version of the seal of Sulaiman, reading "Bandah i Shah i Vilayet Ali", dated in AH 1078/1667-8 AD.
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