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Auction: Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 7 October 2008
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POETRY ANTHOLOGY

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,388 - US$5,082
Price realised:  £2,375
ca. US$4,023
Lot number 294, Views: 16

POETRY ANTHOLOGY
COPIED BY MUHAMMAD KATIB AL-SULTANI, TIMURID SHIRAZ, EARLY 15TH CENTURY
POETRY ANTHOLOGY COPIED BY MUHAMMAD KATIB AL-SULTANI, TIMURID SHIRAZ, EARLY 15TH CENTURY Comprising the Diwan of Hafiz and the Bustan and ghazaliyyat of Sa'di, Persian manuscript on polished paper, 174ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each with 24ll. of small black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar rules, titles in gold naskh in clouds reserved against a ground of faint hatching, around this on every page a border of further lines of nasta'liq with triangular panels of floral illumination, catchwords, opening folio with two gold and polychrome illuminated panels, colophon signed Muhammad katib al-sultani , some repairs, folios coming loose in binding, in tired brown morocco with stamped central medallion Folio 7 x 4 5/8in. (18 x 11.7cm.); text panel 5½ x 3 5/8in. (14.5 x 9.3cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 7 Oct 2008
Address: Christie's
7 October 2008, London, King Street