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Auction: Islamic & Indian Manuscripts & Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 23 April 2012
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POETRY ANTHOLOGY

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,402 - US$3,202
Price realised:  £21,250
ca. US$34,031
Lot number 41, Views: 21

POETRY ANTHOLOGY
COPIED BY SULTAN BAYAZID AL-HARAWI KNOWN AS DAWRI, QANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, DATED JUMADA I AH 963/MARCH-APRIL 1556 AD
POETRY ANTHOLOGY COPIED BY SULTAN BAYAZID AL-HARAWI KNOWN AS DAWRI, QANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, DATED JUMADA I AH 963/MARCH-APRIL 1556 AD Persian manuscript on gold-speckled paper, beginning with a ghazal of Sa'di, the middle section by Qasim Anwar and the final part by Khwaju Kirmani, 49ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each with 6ll. of black nasta'liq script arranged diagonally in two columns, with double gold intercolumnar rules incorporating two further panels of black nasta'liq script, the corners of the text panels with gold and polychrome floral illumination, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, laid down between colourful rules on margins with faded bold stenciled floral design, colophon partly smudged, in recent lacquered boards Folio 7½ x 5 1/8in. (19 x 13.2cm.); text panel 4½ x 2 7/8in. (11 x 7.2cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Islamic & Indian Manuscripts & Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 23 Apr 2012
Address: Christie's
23 April 2012, London, South Kensington