Lot n° 66
6000 - 8000
Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92) : Kulliyat (Oeuvres complètes), copié par 'Abd al-Karim al-Tabataba'i
Iran, Qajar art, dated: Rabi II 1265 / January-February 1852
Persian manuscript on paper, 268 ff, 24 ll. per page, written in black ink in nasta'liq, horizontally, in a central column, and 17 ll. diagonally, in the side columns. Titles and important words in red, ruled in gold. Double frontispiece illuminated in polychrome and gold. Margins with gilt and polychrome floral decoration. Six other illuminated double-pages. Colophon at the end of the text. Binding in papier-mâché and lacquered, contemporary to the manuscript, reported.
Text : 20.8 x 11.1 cm ; Page : 29.5 x 18.7 cm
'Abd al-Karim al-Tabataba'i active in the 19th century. Two of his works are preserved in the Golestan Palace Library in Tehran, one dated 1269 AH /1852-53, the other a manuscript made for Mirza Taqi Khan Amir-e Kabir and dated 1265 AH /1848-49 ( Mehdi Bayani, ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol. 2, Tehran 1346, pp. 412-13).
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