Islamic and Indian Art

7 Oct 2014, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.

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An illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama: Khusraw being murdered by Mehr Hormozd in a palace chamber, signed by Mu'in Musavvir Persia, Isfahan, circa 1667

Thirteen illustrated leaves from an unidentified text in Persian mathnawi form on the early events of the life of the Prophet Muhammad North India or Kashmir, 19th Century(13)

Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, lavishly illustrated with one hundred and thirteen miniatures, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814) Lucknow, dated between Rajab 1211 [at the end of Bk. 2]/January 1797 and AH 1214/AD 1799

A large single-sheet Qur'an, copied by Irshad Bandi 'Ali India, Bhopal, dated AH 1286/AD 1869-70

Zayn-al-'Abidin al-Sharif al-Husaini al-Kirmani, Zubdat-i al-Maqasid, prayers Qajar Persia, dated 4th Sha'ban 1305/16th April 1888

A Qajar concertina Album of eighteen Paintings depicting tradesmen and domestic servants Persia, last quarter of the 19th Century

A young lady in a coquettish pose in an interior, holding a wine bottle and glass, a cat seated with her Qajar Persia, early 19th Century

An illuminated ijazet (certificate), with the bismallah and a saying of the Prophet (hadith) written in thuluth and naskhi scripts, the detailed colophon mentioning the name of the scribe and his teachers Suleyman Fa'iq Effendi, Muhammad Rashid and Ibrahim 'Afif Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1260/AD 1844-45

Selected suras from the Qur'an and prayers, copied by Husain Qadi-Zadeh, a follower of Haj Abdallah Effendi-zadeh Ottoman Turkey, late 18th Century

An illuminated (ijazet) (certificate) in thuluth and naskhi script with the detailed colophon mentioning the names of the scribe and his teachers Suleyman Fa'iq Effendi, Hafiz and Zihni and Muhammad al-Khulusi, a pupil of Mahmud Daraji Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1260/AD 1844-45

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