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Auction: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 5 October 2010
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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$6,343 - US$9,515
Price realised:  £4,750
ca. US$7,532
Lot number 187, Views: 85

SAFAVID IRAN, 1500-1520 AD
ANTHOLOGY SAFAVID IRAN, 1500-1520 AD Composed primarily of the Diwan of Hafiz, but ending with couplets from the Gulistan of Sa'di, Persian manuscript on paper, 183ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold and black intercolumnar rules, catchwords, headings in blue and gold, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination framing 4ll. of nasta'liq in clouds reserved against gold floral background, some later owner's marks including that of the library of Selim I, some staining and marginal repair, in contemporaneous and possibly original brown morocco with flap and gilt stamped central floral medallion and spandrels, repaired at spine Text panel 5 3/8 x 2¾in. (13.8 x 6.7cm.); folio 8 1/8 x 5in. (25 x 13cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 5 Oct 2010
Address: Christie's
5 October 2010, London, King Street