Miniature from a Diwan Indian c.1825 (3)

Catalog Number 42290
 
Back to List

Country of Origin

India

Source

Diwan

Date

c 1825

Language

Farsi

Script

Nasta'liq

Scribe

Unknown

Size of Leaf

185 x 115 mm. approximately [7.28 x 4.53 in.]

Condition

Fine [F]

Description

A miniature from a beautifully scribed and exquisitely decorated Diwan is of Kashmiri origin and dates from circa 1825, on paper (185 x 115 mm). Verso: there are eleven lines of nasta'liq script encapsulated by gold clouds and a poly-chromed floral border. During this era the Kashmiri scribes and decorators were producing work, which many say has never been excelled even at the height of the Safavid period. The author, Mohammed Shama od-din Hafez, lived from 1325-1399. His name 'Hafez' was given to those Muslims who could recite the Holy Koran by heart. He was a Sufi Muslim who practiced a mystical form of Islam. He was one of Persia's finest lyric poets and wrote in the sophisticated "Ghazal" manner. In the Diwam this takes the poetic form of six to fifteen couplets, and expresses Sufi ideals in lyrics. This is a truly outstanding example of Islamic work at its very best and in fine condition [F].

Price:
$450.00
SKU:
42290
Qty:
 
 
 
Facebook Twitter