Riyazi, Diwan, Persia or Turkey, Safavid or Ottoman, 16th/17th century
3,000 - 4,000 GBP
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- ink on paper with leather binding
Persian manuscript on paper, 40 leaves plus 4 flyleaves, 8 lines to the page, written diagonally and vertically in small nasta'liq script in black ink, the text area sprinkled with gold, catchwords, margins ruled in colours and gold, outer margins with possibly later-added leafy gold cartouches and animals, opening illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, reddish-brown morocco binding with central gilt-stamped cartouche with scrolling vine decoration
The author of this Diwan, Riyazi, may well be the author of an Ottoman tadhkirah called Riyaz al-Shu’ara and who lived between 1572 and 1644.