Or 15958 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
1 copy of Dīvān-i Nishāṭ by ‘Abd al-Vahhāb Nishāṭ Iṣfahānī, - 1828 or 1829
Collected poetical works of ‘Abd al-Vahhāb Iṣfahānī, called Nishāṭ (d. 1244/1828-9). This is the earliest recorded manuscript, and is also probably the first known from the hand of the renowned calligrapher Muḥammad Mahdī Farāhānī called ‘Ishrat.
Fine calligraphic shikastah. Calligrapher Muḥammad Mahdī Farāhānī called ʻIshrat
Fine illuminated heading, interlinear gilding and margin decoration, 1v-2r.
The lacquered painted binding, which features a central medallion and two pendants with flowers on a red ground and floral scrolls in gold on a black ground, is attached upside-down.
Provenance and Acquisition
Acquired from Christies sale, lot 440; 2 May 2003
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