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Two Pages from an Illuminated Manuscript

Auction:
3084B
Lot:
61
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3084B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 16, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Two Pages from an Illuminated Manuscript, Persia, possibly 16th century, ink, opaque color, and gilt on paper, the left leaf with a miniature painting depicting seated scholars discussing books, the right with four columns of text in nastaliq calligraphy, the remainder of the page decorated with figures, trees, and beasts all in gilt, framed and glazed, sight size 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,000

Not examined out of frame, loss and glue residue on center edge of pages, tear and hole to page border, paint and gilt loss.


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Keywords

Book arts, Calligraphy, Illuminated manuscripts, Islamic calligraphy, Manuscript, Miniature, Miniature painting, Nastaʿlīq script, Publishing, Textual scholarship, Visual arts, Writing

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