19th Century Illuminated Manuscript Book with 11 Miniatures.

19th Century Illuminated Manuscript Book with 11 Miniatures

np (Samarkand?), nd (c 1800s). Item #98-5543

8.5 x 5, later floral-print boards, 129 leaves of thick, waxy paper with two columns of 15 lines each, manuscript poetry in Persian in black and gilt, with gilt, green and blue borders, 11 bright color miniatures depicting people (many with halos of flame) and royals in greens, blues, browns, pink, gilt; covers detached and very worn, spine cover split vertically, newer endpapers detached (despite tape reinforcement), contents toned and soiled, with heavy water stains at edges, but miniatures look as bright as they were when originally painted.

Price: $4,500.00

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