Lot n° 44
8000 - 10000
Munajat Nameh (Prières) de Khwaja Abdullah Ansari et les Conseils de Luqman le sage à son fils
Part I by Shah Qasim al-Katib, Iran, Herat, Safavid art, Part II dated AH 1014 /1605
Persian manuscript on marbled or gold-sprinkled paper, ink, gold and polychrome, 66 leaves, plus 8 endpapers, 10 ll. per page, written in nasta'liq in black ink. Multicolored margins decorated with fauna and flora. Illuminated frontispiece. Stamps and notes of owners: Abda-hu 'Ata Allah Rahman 1200 AH/1785-86, Abda-hu al-Raji ili mihrab Allah 1219 AH/1804-5. Safavid binding, bound in black leather with gold-stamped decoration.
Text: 14.2 x 7.8 cm; Page: 23.8 x 15.4 cm
Shah Qasim, a specialist in nasta'liq, was active in Herat. His known works are dated between AH 1002 /1593-94 and AH 1028 /1619-20 (Bayani, Mehdi. Ahval va athar-e khoshnivisan-e irani, vol.1 Tehran, 1348, pp. 290-292).
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