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Nur al-Din ‘abd al-Rahman Jami (d.1492), Layla wa Majnun, copied by Sultan Muhammad Khandan, Persia, Safavid, dated 921 AH/1515 AD
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10,00015,000
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Nur al-Din ‘abd al-Rahman Jami (d.1492), Layla wa Majnun, copied by Sultan Muhammad Khandan, Persia, Safavid, dated 921 AH/1515 AD
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Nur al-Din ‘abd al-Rahman Jami (d.1492), Layla wa Majnun, copied by Sultan Muhammad Khandan, Persia, Safavid, dated 921 AH/1515 AD
Persian manuscript on paper, 125 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page written in black nasta’liq within 2 columns separated by floral scrolls of blue or gold or black, ruled in red, green, gold and black, headings and colophon in gold nasta’liq outlined in black within clouds against a blue ground decorated with floral scrolls, triangular illuminated markers in the margins, the opening and final bifolium with polychrome and gold illumination and the text within clouds against a hatched red ground, in a brown leather binding decorated with gilt-stamped medallions
20.6 by 12.4cm.
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Catalogue Note

Sultan Muhammed Khandan was the leading student of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Roxburgh 2001, p.62). He worked in Herat and at the beginning of his career was under the patronage of Mir 'Alishir Nava'i. A prolific calligrapher, works by him are recorded between 915 and 992 AH/1509-10/1584-85 AD (Bayani 1988, pp.268-271).

Several calligraphies signed by Sultan Muhammed Khandan can be found in various museums and private collections, see for example Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum (inv. no.1985.263) and pages in an album now in the Topkapi Palace Museum (inv. no.H.2356). Works by the scribe were sold in Sotheby’s Paris, 22 October 2015, lot 9; Bonham's London 13 October 2005, lot 27; Christie's London, 7 October 2008, lot 305, and 13 April 2010, lot 174.

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