A Qajar manuscript Nizami Khamsa
Lot 34
Nizami, Khamsa, Persian poetry, illustrated with 28 miniatures Qajar Persia, 19th Century
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,408) inc. premium

Lot Details
Nizami, Khamsa, Persian poetry, illustrated with 28 miniatures
Qajar Persia, 19th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 293 leaves, some folios later replacements, 25 lines to the page written in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords in wide margins, headings written in nasta'liq script in red ink, 28 miniatures in a provincial style, bulk of manuscript is earlier than AH 1064/AD 1653, last page of each section decorated with floral and vegetal motifs in green, some folios detached, some smudging affecting some miniatures, some crude repairs, later reddish-brown morocco, covers with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces, worn
290 x 172 mm.
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