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Fine lacquered binding, two conjoined book-boards [Safavid Persia, dated 1197 AH (1983)]

$3,000.00 $2,600.00

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LOT 246

Serial No: 7369597

Provenance: Available

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A fine lacquered binding, depicting scenes from Nizami Ganjavi’s Khusraw and Shirin, two large conjoined book-boards [Safavid Persia, dated 1197 AH (1983)] two large oblong lacquered boards conjoined by the original leather spine, each board depicting a scene from Nizami’s Khusraw and Shirin, these being “Shirin visiting Farhad on Mount Bisitun” and “Khusraw Seeing Shirin Bathing”, each image surrounded by a wide border of floral decorations framed by two ribbons of text (inside and outside the floral border) formed of multiple rhyming couplets taken from the text, one cover is also dated “1197” in a small corner, inside covers in black with multiple rulings in gilt, covers a little scuffed with small chips with slight loss to pigment, leather spine torn, extremities a little worn, each board c. 218 by 360 mm.