17th Century Magnificent Full Page Miniature Illuminated Persian Poetry Rumi

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Seller: griffonsmanuscripts (6,493) 100%, Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302982539769 Click on the image for a detailed view. A splendid miniature from a 17th Century Persian poetry manuscript. in two columns, with further text written diagonally, with gold and red rules and further margianl notes in black and red. illuminated headings and the beginning of each poem, later double-page illustrations in gouache heightened with gold painted in the Safavid style with illuminated borders. The preface states that the book was put together after having consulted over 80 other manuscripts. The work was originally started in Afghanistan and was most finished likely Peshawar, The leaf measures 10.25" x 5.50" and was created on fine, laid paper. We acquired the remains of this book as a fragment.Theverso Please not a few of the faces have been scratched out. Aniconism, in religion, opposition to the use of icons or visual images to depict living creatures or religious figures. Such opposition is particularly relevant to the Jewish, Islamic, and Byzantine artistic traditions. Although this is a leaf of poetry, there may be the same objection to the use of visual images. The verso is equally magnificent in decoration with Eleven lines of text, written in a simple Maghribi script This leaf contains staining. A Great Gift For Any Manuscript Collector We Now Accept PayPal! We Ship Worldwide. Please Contact Us For a Free Shipping Quote! Click on the logo for more information. Date of Publication: Early 17th Century, Binding: Loose Pages, Region: Middle East, Subject: Poetry, Original/Facsimile: Original, Language: Persian, Place of Publication: Persia

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