A Persian Manuscript, Masnavi, with five illuminated headpieces dated AH 1249/AD 1833
Lot 34
Jalal-ad-Din Rumi, Mathnavi, poetry, with five illuminated headpieces, commissioned for a certain Zayn-al-'Abidin and copied by Ibn Masih al-Husaini 'Ali Reza Qajar Persia, dated 5th Dhu al-Hijja 1249/14th April 1834
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A Persian Manuscript, Masnavi, with five illuminated headpieces dated AH 1249/AD 1833 A Persian Manuscript, Masnavi, with five illuminated headpieces dated AH 1249/AD 1833 A Persian Manuscript A Persian Manuscript, Masnavi, with five illuminated headpieces dated AH 1249/AD 1833
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Jalal-ad-Din Rumi, Mathnavi, poetry, with five illuminated headpieces, commissioned for a certain Zayn-al-'Abidin and copied by Ibn Masih al-Husaini 'Ali Reza
Qajar Persia, dated 5th Dhu al-Hijja 1249/14th April 1834
Persian manuscript on paper, 282 leaves, 24 lines to the page written in four columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords in wide outer margins, five illuminated headpieces with outer borders richly decorated with intertwining floral and vegetal motifs and arabesques in gold and some colour, floral lacquer binding with central medallions and cornerpieces decorated with floral motifs, fields richly decorated with floral and vegetal motifs in gold on a black ground, some chipping, rebacked, impression of owner's seal, Muhammad Ibrahim and the date AH 1253/AD 1837-38
290 x 180 mm.

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  • The adjectives used for Zayn al-'Abidin Khan indicate he must have been a high official.
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