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Lot 138: VAHSHI BAFQI, FARHAD VA SHIRIN, COPIED BY MUHAMMAD HAKIM AL-HUSAYNI, PERSIA, MASHHAD, SAFAVID, DATED 1046 AH/1636-37 AD |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

19 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • VAHSHI BAFQI, FARHAD VA SHIRIN, COPIED BY MUHAMMAD HAKIM AL-HUSAYNI, PERSIA, MASHHAD, SAFAVID, DATED 1046 AH/1636-37 AD |
  • VAHSHI BAFQI, FARHAD VA SHIRIN, COPIED BY MUHAMMAD HAKIM AL-HUSAYNI, PERSIA, MASHHAD, SAFAVID, DATED 1046 AH/1636-37 AD |
  • VAHSHI BAFQI, FARHAD VA SHIRIN, COPIED BY MUHAMMAD HAKIM AL-HUSAYNI, PERSIA, MASHHAD, SAFAVID, DATED 1046 AH/1636-37 AD |
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Description: Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 52 leaves plus 3 flyleaves, 11 lines to the page, written in nasta'liq script in black ink within 2 columns, margins ruled in colours and gold, catchwords, opening leaf remargined with later illuminated headpiece, 4 miniatures in gouache heightened with gold, brown morocco binding with large panels of 18th-century Persian floral brocade

Condition Report: In reasonably good overall condition, later illuminated heading to opening leaf, heavy water staining, 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."

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 1 February 1960, lot 217.
Sotheby's London, 17 October 1983, lot 186.

Dimensions: 23 by 13.7cm.

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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