NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY
143

NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492 AD), SUBHAT AL-ABRAR ('THE ROSARY OF THE DEVOUT'), COPIED BY MIR HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-HAJI, KNOWN AS MIR KULANGI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY


Persian manuscript on coloured paper, 88 leaves, 12 lines to the page, written in nasta’liq in black ink, text divided into two columns, ruled in green, red, blue and gold, headings in gold nasta’liq within clouds, against a hatched ground, f.1b with a gold and polychrome heading (‘unwar), ff.87a-88a with some lines written obliquely against a ground of polychrome floral scrolls, in fine brown gilt and stamped binding, with fine gilt doublures


21.8 by 13.5cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, with minor restorations and some stains, occasionally some splits to the text panel due to the corrosion of the ink, some rubbing and stains, some losses to the illuminations, some seals impressions, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The scribe, Mir Husayn al-Husayni, known as Mir Kulangi, was from Nasaf in Transoxania, worked in Bukhara and was still alive in 1575–76. He is known as one of the seven pupils of Mir ‘Ali Haravi and the elegance of his hand was compared to that of his master. He worked at the court of the Shaybanid ruler ‘Abdallah II (r.1588-98) and, according to his signed works, was royal calligrapher (al-katib al-khaqani) and royal librarian (al-kitab-dar al-sultani). His recorded work includes manuscripts and calligraphic pages that are dated between 942 AH/1535-36 AD and 983 AH/1575-76 AD (M.Bayani, ahval va athar-e khosh-navisan, nasta’liq navisan, vol.1, 1345 sh, pp.164-6).

Arts of the Islamic World
Online bidding closed