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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi’s Hasht-Bihisht: Bahram Gur in the yellow pavilion, Shiraz, Persia, Safavid, circa 1560  
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi’s Hasht-Bihisht: Bahram Gur in the yellow pavilion, Shiraz, Persia, Safavid, circa 1560  
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi’s Hasht-Bihisht: Bahram Gur in the yellow pavilion, Shiraz, Persia, Safavid, circa 1560  
gouache heightened with gold on paper, the reverse with 19 lines of text written in nasta’liq in black ink arranged in 4 columns and a heading in gold, ruled in red, green, brown and blue
text panel: 19 by 11cm.
painting: 22.5 by 11cm.
leaf: 27.3 by 16cm.
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Provenance

Ex-private collection, Switzerland, 1960s.

Catalogue Note

The form of the headscarf worn by the princess and her attendants, with a triangular upper section separated from the long trail of hair descending below, is closely related to an illustration in a further copy of the hasht bihisht of Amir Khusrau in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, attributed to circa 1560 Shiraz, (Suppl. Persan 633, F. Richard, Splendeurs Persanes: Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle, Paris, 1997, cat.127, p.192).

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