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Auction: Arts of the Islamic World
was auctioned on: 6 October 2010
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An Anthology of Poetry, including the works of Nava'i, Khata'i and Hafiz, Ottoman Turkey or Persia, first half 16th century

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Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$9,515 - US$12,686
Price realised:  £21,250
ca. US$33,699
Lot number 42, Views: 16

An Anthology of Poetry, including the works of Nava'i, Khata'i and Hafiz, Ottoman Turkey or Persia, first half 16th century Persian and Ottoman Turkish manuscript on different coloured papers, incomplete, 31 leaves, 8 lines to the page written horizontally, in vertical panels and diagonally in small and neat Nasta'liq script in black ink, panels separated by gold rules, each page with illuminated triangular panels decorated with polychrome flowers and arabesque motifs, ruled in colours and gold, opening page with a large illuminated headpiece composed of interlacing scrolling foliate motifs against blue and gold grounds, in later soft leather binding 20 by 14cm.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Arts of the Islamic World
Date of the auction: 6 Oct 2010
Address: Sotheby's
London