Lot 132: A CONCERTINA-FORM CALLIGRAPHIC MURAQQA' OF POETRY, SIGNED BY MAHMUD IBN ISHAQ AL-SHAHABI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Persian manuscript on cream paper sprinkled with gold, one long sheet folded into 16 leaves, comprising 14 text panels, each 2 lines to the page, written in fine large nasta'liq script in black ink, surrounded by 10 small panels with smaller black nasta'liq text, margins ruled in white and gold, inner foliate borders of varying colours, outer margins decorated with plants and animals in gold, brown morocco binding with gilt-stamped lobed central cartouche and corner pieces filled with scrolling vines and chinoiserie cloud bands, doublures with gold cut-paper filigree-work
In generally good overall condition, binding worn and gold abraded, some light water stains and creases, illumination bright and ink bold, minor worm holes, as viewed.
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Provenance: According to the colophon, the manuscript was copied for an unnamed official with titles Navvab and Khan.
Dimensions: 21 by 14.6cm. folded