Lot 44 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
*TWO FOLIOS FROM A MUGHAL MANUSCRIPT OF SONNETS BY ‘SHAHI’
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
India, 17th century
Persian manuscript on paper, in black nasta’liq script, each folio with 10ll., the text in two columns, within cloudbands with burnished gold surrounds, elegant pairs of birds in gold flowering bushes separating the sonnets, within multiple borders illuminated with scrolling friezes, mounted as a pair, framed and glazed, the text panel 12.5cm x 6.5cm, 40.5cm x 51.8cm including the frame.
Sold for £375