Lot n° 53
5000 - 7000
Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92) : Bustan, copié par ‘Ali bin Sultanbakht-e Khoshmardan,
Iran, Safavid art, dated AH 8 Muharram 917 / April 17, 1511
Persian manuscript on paper, 125ff. plus 2 endpapers. 14 ll. per page, in two columns interrupted by cartouches, in nasta'liq in black ink. Double page illuminated with gold rosettes, followed by another with an illuminated frontispiece (sarlawh), inscribed in ornamental kufic script. The opening text, inscribed in reserve, in clouds on a gold background. Colophon at the end of the text.
Text : 13 x 6 cm ; Page : 20 x 11 cm
For more information on the calligrapher 'Ali bin Sultanbakht-e Khoshmardan (d. AH 919 /1513-14), see: Bayani, Mehdi. Ahval va athar-e khoshnivisan-e irani, vol.2, Tehran: ʿIlmi, 1348, p. 455.
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