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Lot 137: HAFIZ (D.1389-90), DIWAN, PERSIA, SAFAVID, LATE 16TH/17TH CENTURY |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

19 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Persian manuscript on paper, 196 leaves plus a flyleaf, 10-12 lines to the page, written in neat nasta'liq script in black ink, loose floral sprays in gold set within the text panels, catchwords, ruled in colours and gold, opening folio with illuminated headpiece in colours and gold comprising chinoiserie cloud bands and polychrome flowers, text within cloud bands against a gold ground, brown morocco binding with gilt-stamped panels and cartouches filled with a rigorous interlace of split-palmettes and chinoiserie cloud bands

Condition Report: In generally good overall condition, paper repair to opening leaves, occasional stains and smudges, pages generally clean, binding worn, with associated repair, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Dimensions: 23 by 14cm.

Saleroom Notice: Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.  Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.

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