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Auction: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 20 October 2016
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DIWAN OF SA'DI AND HAFIZ

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$24,673 - US$37,009
Price realised:  £22,500
ca. US$27,757
Lot number 45, Views: 48

DIWAN OF SA'DI AND HAFIZ
SIGNED IBN ABU AL-MAKARIM 'ABD AL-WAHHAB AL-HIJAZI, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 1 RAJAB AH 995/7 JUNE 1587 AD
DIWAN OF SA'DI AND HAFIZ SIGNED IBN ABU AL-MAKARIM 'ABD AL-WAHHAB AL-HIJAZI, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 1 RAJAB AH 995/7 JUNE 1587 AD Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 421ff., five fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of black nasta'liq sometimes arranged in two columns, important words and phrases picked out in red, blue and gold, text panels outlined in gold, blue and black, black outer rules, catchwords, opening folio with illuminated headpiece and heading, with 11 contemporaneous illustrations in opaque pigments heightened with gold, some repairs, in brown morocco with central stamped figural medallions and floral spandrels, the doublures plain Text panel 6½ x 3 1/8in. (16.4 x 8cm.); folio 9 3/8 x 5 7/8in. (24 x 15cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 20 Oct 2016
Address: Christie's
London