Sa'di, Bustan, copied by Muhammad Karim for Mulla Bashi Qajar Persia, dated 18th dhi'l-qa'da, 1280/25th April 1864

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Lot 84
Sa'di, Bustan, copied by Muhammad Karim for Mulla Bashi
Qajar Persia, dated 18th dhi'l-qa'da, 1280/25th April 1864

Sold for £ 660 (US$ 803) inc. premium
Sa'di, Bustan, copied by Muhammad Karim for Mulla Bashi
Qajar Persia, dated 18th dhi'l-qa'da, 1280/25th April 1864
Persian manuscript on paper, 24 leaves, 20 lines to the page written in two columns of elegant shikasteh script in black ink, approximately 16 lines to the page written diagonally in outer margins of each page, margins ruled in blue and gold, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, two full-page illuminated panels in colours and gold at beginning and end of manuscript, edges frayed, loose, red morocco, worn
152 x 90 mm.

Footnotes

  • The colophon states that the scribe Muhammad Karim wrote this selection of stories from the Bustan of Sa'di at the request of Mulla Bashi (chief clergy), and that he did it despite his old age.
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