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Hafiz (d.1389-90), Diwan, copied by Muhammad Husayn ibn Salim of Tabriz, Persia, Isfahan, Qajar, dated 1293 AH/1876 AD
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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Hafiz (d.1389-90), Diwan, copied by Muhammad Husayn ibn Salim of Tabriz, Persia, Isfahan, Qajar, dated 1293 AH/1876 AD
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Hafiz (d.1389-90), Diwan, copied by Muhammad Husayn ibn Salim of Tabriz, Persia, Isfahan, Qajar, dated 1293 AH/1876 AD
Persian manuscript on paper, 274 leaves plus 1 fly-leaf, 11 lines to the page written in shikasteh in black ink, within two columns, ruled in red, blue, green and gold, the margins with extensive commentaries in black nasta’liq, cartouches throughout the text enclosing gold flowers, in contemporaneous lacquer binding
17.4 by 11cm.
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Catalogue Note

The lacquered covers are signed by Nasrullah al-Imami, the Chief-Painter (naqqash-bashi). Nasrullah is recorded by Karimzadeh Tabrizi and his recorded work includes pen boxes, covers and mirror cases are dated between 1251 AH/1835-36 AD and 1293 AH/1876-77 AD, and his earliest work with the title naqqash-bashi is dated 1290 AH/1873-74 AD, which indicates he must have received it either from Nasir al-Din Shah or the Governor of Isfahan Zill al-Sultan (M.A. Karimzadeh Tabrizi, The Lives & Art of Old Painters of Iran, vol.3, London, 1991, pp.1384-7).

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