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Auction: Islamic & Indian Manuscripts & Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 23 April 2012
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A POETRY ANTHOLOGY

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,281 - US$1,921
Price realised:  £875
ca. US$1,401
Lot number 23, Views: 24

A POETRY ANTHOLOGY
TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
A POETRY ANTHOLOGY TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY Possibly the diwan of Khwaju Kirmani (d. 1352 AD), Persian manuscript on paper, 200ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of black nasta'liq script organized in two columns within black-ruled gold frames, titles in gold thuluth script outlined in black with polychrome highlights, some text in red nasta'liq , opening folio with illuminated headpiece, shamsa inscribed Diwan afdal al-'urafa wa al-muwahiddun Shaykh Shams al-Mullah wa al-Din Muhammad al-Jilani al-Nurbakhshti (?) tallahu , catchwords, loose in binding, in stamped morocco binding Text panel 5¼ x 2 7/8in. (13.3 x 7.4cm.); folio 7½ x 4¾in. (19 x 12cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Islamic & Indian Manuscripts & Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 23 Apr 2012
Address: Christie's
23 April 2012, London, South Kensington