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Lot 124: A MANUSCRIPT OF WISE SAYINGS, SIGNED BY MALIK AL-DAYLAMI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, DATED 960 AH/1552-53 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Persian manuscript on cream paper sprinkled lightly with gold, set into papers of varying colours flecked with gold, 7 lines to the page, written in fine nasta'liq script in black ink, text separated by segmented gold florets, f.3b giving the name Abu’l-Muzaffar Shah Tahmasp Bahadur Khan in blue and gold ink amid the text, occasional later interlinear Turkish words in red, margins ruled in colours and gold, opening page with illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, later paper-covered binding with illuminated decoration and gilt-tooled leather borders
In generally good overall condition, some water stains and other light stains, pages cropped to accommodate later binding, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 19.8 by 12.5cm.