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Auction: Auction 13.04.2000
was auctioned on: 13 April 2000
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Diwan of Hafiz

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Estimate: £500 - £700
ca. US$791 - US$1,108
Price realised:  £2,585
ca. US$4,093
Lot number 238, Views: 22

Diwan of Hafiz, Persian manuscript on paper, 14ll. of black nasta'liq in two columns, gold margins and divisions, headings in gold, with gold and polychrome illuminated opening bifolio, four illustrations, Iran, dated AH 951/1544 AD , later red morocco binding, (some worming, light spottting and smudging, rubbing and fading to opening illumination, illustrations similar with some discolouration) - 21.2 x 13cm.; Khakani: Tuhfat al-Airakum , 17ll. of black nasta'liq, gold margins and divisions, headings in red, red morocco binding, Iran, before AH 1123/1711 AD - 25 x 15cm.; and Diwan of Ismail Isfahani (d.635) , 17ll. of black nasta'liq in two columns, green and gold margins, headings in red, illuminated heading panel on opening folio with gold clouds between the lines of text, Iran, 18th century, signed by Kamal Ismail , brown morocco binding - 25 x 14.5cm. See illustration for one (3)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 13.04.2000
Date of the auction: 13 Apr 2000
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington