Lot n° 55
8000 - 10000
Nur al-Din 'Abd al-Rahman Jami (d. 898 H./1492-93) : Yusuf wa Zulaykha
copied by Muhammad Reza, Central Asia, Bukhara, Safavid art, 16th century
Persian manuscript on colored paper sanded with gold, 154 ff. inscribed 13 ll. per page, in black ink, in nast'aliq, in two columns, interrupted by cartouches inscribed in white and yellow, on pink and gilt paper (zar-afshan), margins with cut-out and applied decoration of poly-lobed medallions with turquoise, green and indigo background, trimmed with gilt scrolls. Illuminated frontispiece (sarlawh) containing the title, inscribed in white on a background illuminated in polychrome and gold. Some pages with restored margins. Binding contemporary to the manuscript, reported.
Text : 13.5 x 7 cm ; Page : 23.5 x 14.5 cm
There are several calligraphers active during the 16th/17th century with the same name: Muhammad Reza Mashhadi (d. 992 AH/1584), Bayani, vol. 3, pp. 736-7; Muhammad Reza Khatun Abadi (active in 1024 AH /1613) Bayani, vol. 3, p. 728 and Muhammad Reza Tabrizi (active in 994 H./1586) Bayani, vol. 3, pp. 726-727.
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