Lot n° 52
10000 - 12000
Amir Khosrow Dehlavi (Patiali 1253-Delhi 1325) : Diwan, copié par Jalal al-din Muhammad Aslah
Turkmen Dynasties, Aq-Qoyunlou, ca. 1490-1500, later miniatures
Persian manuscript on paper, 372 ff. Double-page illuminated frontispiece. 8 ll. of nasta'liq per page, in two columns framed in blue and gold, text interrupted by cartouches decorated with gold and blue interlacing, concealing the words "wa lahu". Illustrated with 8 miniatures of the XXth century. Colophon at the end of the text, several seals of owners dated: "The guilty servant, Muhammad Taqi/Naqi al-Munajima"; Muhammad Ibrahim (...) Tabatabayi. and another note indicating the date of purchase of the book: 25 rabi' II 1214 H./26 September 1799. Bound in gold-stamped decoration.
25 x 15.5 cm.
Former collection of Madame Djahanguir Riahi.
Sotheby's, Madame Djahanguir Riahi - Les Œuvres Que J'ai Aimées, Paris, July 6, 2017, lot 83.
A diwan by Amir Khosrow, preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Persian supplement 636), has a similar illumination. According to Francis Richard, this illumination can be dated to around 1490-1500. Richard suggests that it was made in Shiraz rather than in Tabriz (Richard, F., Le livre Persan, Éditions de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 2003, ill. 29, p. 57 and p. 89 ) and Richard, F. (under the direction of), Splendeurs Persanes, Paris, 1997, no74, p. 114).
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