Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Persian poetry depicting a hunting scene, an enthronement, an encounter between a camel rider and a group of dervishes, and a princely procession halting beside a stream next to which lies a youth NOT WORTH 4-6000 - 2-3000 MANIJEH? Turkman School, circa 1500(4)
Lot 5
Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of the Matla' al-anwar of Amir Khusraw Dehlavi Turkman School, circa 1500(4)
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 5,000
Auction Details
Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Persian poetry depicting a hunting scene, an enthronement, an encounter between a camel rider and a group of dervishes, and a princely procession halting beside a stream next to which lies a youth NOT WORTH 4-6000 - 2-3000 MANIJEH? Turkman School, circa 1500(4) Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Persian poetry depicting a hunting scene, an enthronement, an encounter between a camel rider and a group of dervishes, and a princely procession halting beside a stream next to which lies a youth NOT WORTH 4-6000 - 2-3000 MANIJEH? Turkman School, circa 1500(4) Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Persian poetry depicting a hunting scene, an enthronement, an encounter between a camel rider and a group of dervishes, and a princely procession halting beside a stream next to which lies a youth NOT WORTH 4-6000 - 2-3000 MANIJEH? Turkman School, circa 1500(4)
Lot Details
Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of the Matla' al-anwar of Amir Khusraw Dehlavi
Turkman School, circa 1500
Persian manuscript on paper, 15 lines to the page written in two columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in gold, some tears, slightly rubbed, discoloration, framed
144 x 80 mm. and slightly smaller(4)

Footnotes

  • The illustrations, which have not been fully traced, depict:
    Men on their way to Mecca for pilgrimage dying of thirst even when they are offered water by a passer-by because there is not enough for all, and each man offers it to another. The story reflects the recommendations for Hajj concerning unity among pilgrims and care for one's companions.
    The story of a man working in a bath-house seeing a prince and falling in love with him.
    A prince hunting for quails, coming across an injured man.
    A hunter, his hound and two old foxes.
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