Mahmud Shabastari (d. 1339), Gulshan-e raz, Sufi poetry, with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1840

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Mahmud Shabastari (d. 1339), Gulshan-e raz, Sufi poetry, with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48)
Persia, circa 1840

Sold for £ 625 (US$ 862) inc. premium
Mahmud Shabastari (d. 1339), Gulshan-e raz, Sufi poetry, with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48)
Persia, circa 1840
Persian manuscript on paper, 43 leaves, 12 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, catchwords in wide outer margins, headings written in thuluth script in red within illuminated panels, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, outer borders of folios 1v-2r richly decorated with intertwining floral and vegetal motifs in gold and some colour, two illuminated shamsas at beginning and end, the first with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar, folios loose, edges frayed, brown morocco gilt with patterned cotton textile covers
176 x 110 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Formerly in the H. Kevorkian Collection (label in front doublure).

    Since Muhammad Shah Qajar reigned for a relatively short time, it is unusual to find dedications to him in manuscripts.
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Mahmud Shabastari (d. 1339), Gulshan-e raz, Sufi poetry, with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1840
Mahmud Shabastari (d. 1339), Gulshan-e raz, Sufi poetry, with a dedication to Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1840
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