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Auction: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 6 October 2009
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A POETRY ANTHOLOGY

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Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
ca. US$8,092 - US$11,329
Price realised:  £15,000
ca. US$24,278
Lot number 77, Views: 34

A POETRY ANTHOLOGY
SIGNED NI'MATULLAH SHAHI, TIMURID IRAN, EARLY 15TH CENTURY
A POETRY ANTHOLOGY SIGNED NI'MATULLAH SHAHI, TIMURID IRAN, EARLY 15TH CENTURY The main text a work by Zahir Anvari, comprising the diwan of Awhad al-Din Anvari, the diwan of Kamal al-Din Isma'il Isfahani and another text by Ibn Yamin, Persian manuscript on paper, 448ff. as numbered plus 5 fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of black nasta'liq divided in two columns with gold and black intercolumnar divisions, further text written diagonally around the text panel within gold and black rules, each page with an illuminated triangular cartouche, titles in red nasta'liq , illuminated shamsa , opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, one further richly illuminated headpiece, catchwords, with four added miniatures, each on a page with gold illuminated margins, the illumination panels with possibly added dates of Rajab 820, 821 and 820, one signed Ni'matullah Shahi, some staining, in black morocco binding Text panel 8 7/8 x 5 5/8in. (22.4 x 14.1cm.); folio 11¾ x 7 5/8in. (28.8 x 19.5cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 6 Oct 2009
Address: Christie's
6 October 2009, London, King Street