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Auction: Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 11 October 2013
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NIZAMI (D1217 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN, HAFT PAYKAR, ISKANDARNAM...

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,609 - US$2,414
Price realised:  £1,625
ca. US$2,615
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NIZAMI (D.1217 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN , HAFT PAYKAR , ISKANDARNAMA , KHUSRAW WA SHIRIN
SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 1015/1606-07 AD
NIZAMI (D.1217 AD): LAYLA WA MAJNUN , HAFT PAYKAR , ISKANDARNAMA , KHUSRAW WA SHIRIN SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 1015/1606-07 AD In two volumes, Persian manuscript on paper, 179ff. plus two fly-leaves, and 126ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 25ll. of elegant black nasta'liq script arranged in four columns with double brown divisions, text within black, gold and brown rules, titles in blue ink within cartouches, with very finely gold and polychrome illuminated headpieces, numerous original very fine illustrations (badly damaged), with catchwords, each volume in 19th century Indian gilt red morocco binding, one with flap Text panel 8 3/8 x 4 3/8in. (21.4 x 11cm.); folio 8¾ x 6in. (24.7 x 15cm.) (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 11 Oct 2013
Address: Christie's
11 October 2013, London, South Kensington

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