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Auction: Islamic & Indian Manuscripts & Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 23 April 2012
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A POETRY ANTHOLOGY OF HAFIZ (D 1390 AD)

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
ca. US$2,402 - US$4,003
Price realised:  £1,625
ca. US$2,602
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A POETRY ANTHOLOGY OF HAFIZ (D. 1390 AD)
LATE SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A POETRY ANTHOLOGY OF HAFIZ (D. 1390 AD) LATE SAFAVID IRAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY Possibly his complete works, Persian manuscript on paper, 118ff., each folio with 17ll. of black shikasteh script arranged in two columns within black-ruled gold frame, further text around written on the diagonal, within blue and black-ruled gold frame, some words in large black nasta'liq script, two bifolios with finely illuminated headpieces with text written in clouds on gold ground, catchwords, in brown morocco binding, cover loose Text panel 7¼ x 3 5/8in. (18.3 x 9.1cm.); folio 9¼ x 5¼in. (23.5 x 13.4cm.)

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