A pair of Tabriz school miniature paintings, mid-16th century
Lot 20
Four illustrated leaves from dispersed manuscripts of Persian poetry Persia, Tabriz and Shiraz, 16th Century(4)
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Four illustrated leaves from dispersed manuscripts of Persian poetry Persia, Tabriz and Shiraz, 16th Century(4) Four illustrated leaves from dispersed manuscripts of Persian poetry Persia, Tabriz and Shiraz, 16th Century(4) A pair of Tabriz school miniature paintings, mid-16th century
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Four illustrated leaves from dispersed manuscripts of Persian poetry
Persia, Tabriz and Shiraz, 16th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, text written in nasta'liq script in black ink, inner margins ruled in gold, outer borders of blue and beige paper decorated with stylised floral and vegetal motifs in gold, some oxidisation and flaking, in mounts, framed
album page 250 x 178 mm. and smaller(4)

Footnotes

  • The subjects are as follows:

    A prince out hunting on horseback catching sight of a beautiful princess imprisoned in a fortress, from the Haft Paykar of Nizami. (The couplet above is a later addition and comes from a ghazal of Hafiz).

    Layla sitting in a palm grove with female attendants, thinking of her beloved Majnun before Ibn Salam asks for her hand, from Nizami's Layla va Majnun.

    Solomon enthroned as a prophet attended by a vizier, angels, djinns and wild beasts, accompanied by couplets from a ghazal of Hafiz in which Solomon is mentioned.

    Dervishes drinking wine, accompanied by couplets from a ghazal of Hafiz (with a few differences from the accepted text) on that subject.
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