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Hafiz (d.1389-90 ad), Diwan, Persia, Qajar, 19th century
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
66
Hafiz (d.1389-90 ad), Diwan, Persia, Qajar, 19th century
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hafiz (d.1389-90 ad), Diwan, Persia, Qajar, 19th century
Persian manuscript on paper, 189 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 18 lines to the page, written in neat nasta’liq script in black ink, arranged in 2 columns with text panel outlined in gold, small rectangular panels, each with two lines of poetry within panels of scrolling flowers, 2 illuminated polychrome opening headpieces, green leather stamped binding
26.4 by 15.6cm.
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Provenance

Private collection, UK since the early 1970s.

Catalogue Note

A note on the last page dated 1 Safar 1310 AH/25 August 1892 AD was written by the Qajar Prince ‘Abd al-Husayn [Farmanfarma] stating that the manuscript was gifted to him by a certain Muhammad Mahdi Khan on 29 Muharram 1310 AH/23 August 1892 AD, and that he would not take any money for it. The printed note at the opening is that of the Firdawsi Library (unidentified) which identifies the text and that it was presented to Prince ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma.

‘Abd al-Husayn Farmanfarma (1857-1939), was a son-in-law of Muzaffar al-Din Shah with the titles Nusrat al-Dawlah, Salar Lashgar and Farmanfarma, who held numerous prominent posts during his life, including Governor of Kerman, Kurdestan, Minister of War, Minister of Justice and Minister of Home Affairs (Bamdad 1966, pp.247-53).

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