Poetry Divan I Nawai Indian c 1750

Catalog Number 18440
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This fine manuscript leaf dating circa 1750 is from the Divan-I-Nawai, a book of love lyrics by the 15th century poet Mir 'Ali Shir Nawai (d1501) on paper (250 x 145 mm.). The leaf was rescued by a British dealer from a battered volume originating in Kashmir or North India. There are fourteen lines of black Turki nasta'liq script with margins in lovely gold. Verso: There are fifteen lines of black Turki nasta'liq script. A lovely 250 year old antique. Condition of this leaf is graded as fine [F].

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