An illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Persian poetry Persia, early 16th Century
Lot 6
Two illuminated leaves from a manuscript, probably of Rumi's Mathnavi Persia, probably Shiraz, early 16th Century(2)
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,733) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two illuminated leaves from a manuscript, probably of Rumi's Mathnavi
Persia, probably Shiraz, early 16th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 10 lines of text written in four columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, verso with Arabic and Persian texts written in elegant nasta'liq in alternating blue and gold, the text of one folio within an illuminated medallion with an intertwining vegetal motif in gold, framed
190 x 100 mm. and slightly smaller(2)
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