Description: Persian manuscript on paper, 7 leaves, 7 lines to the page, written in nasta'liq script in black ink, catchwords, text on f.1b and f.3a written within cloud bands against a gold ground filled with floral vines, the other pages on pale blue sprinkled with gold, outer margins flecked with gold throughout, opening illuminated headpiece composed of interlacing split-palmettes, reddish-brown morocco binding with central gilt-stamped lobed cartouche filled with scrolling flowers, with gilt borders
Dimensions: 23.2 by 15.2cm.
Condition Report: In generally good overall condition, some wear to binding with associated repair, water stains to outer margins and minor smudges, illumination bright and ink bold, as viewed.
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