Lot n° 51
20000 - 30000
Amir Khusrow Dihlawi (d. 1325) : Diwan, de la collection de sultan Bayzid II (1481-1512), puis dans la collection de Richard Whytell Rotton (d. 1810 en Inde)
copied by Muhammad ibn Muhammad Baqqal, Timurid art, before 1480
Persian manuscript on paper, 321 ff. and 4 endpapers, 17 ll. per page, in nasta'liq, in black ink, in 2 columns separated by a golden double-rule. Illuminated double-frontispiece, the text in reserve in gilded clouds. The colophon at the end of the text. On f. 1r, seal of Sultan Bayazid II (r. 1481-1512) and inscribed illuminated Shamsa, mentioning that the manuscript is part of the reserves of Bayazid II. And stamp of Richard Whytell Rotton (d. 1810 in India). Restored. Bound later.
Text: 13.6 x 7.4 cm; page: 21.5 x 13 cm
Sotheby's, Islamic and Indian Art, Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, April 30, 1992, lot 351.
Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Baqqal copied two Shahnamehs dated between AH 868 /1463 and AH 885 /1480, preserved, respectively, in the Topkapi Saray Library and the Chester Beatty Library (A Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. Vol.II. MSS. 151-220, Dublin, 1960, Pers 157, pp. 9-11). A square cachet on the title page: Rawshan al-Dawlah Mubariz al-Mulk Richard Vital Ratin As'ad Bahadur Sabit Jang 32, belongs to Richard Whytell Rotton (d. 1810). The same stamp appears on another manuscript in the Manchester Library (Baharistan-i Jami (Persian MS 305).
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