CHRONICLES OF ALL PROPHETS

MS 4600
MS Short Title CHRONICLES OF ALL PROPHETS
Text QISAS AL-ANBIYA; CHRONICLES OF ALL PROPHETS
Description MS in Persian on paper, Ottoman Turkey, 2nd half 16th c., 2 ff., 34x21 cm, single column, (9x8 cm, 14x12 cm), 6+10 lines in an elegant nasta'liq script, surrounded by extensive panels of intricate designs in gold and colours filling all margins, 5 gold medallions with 2 lines in nasta'liq book script, 1 full-page miniature, 21x14 cm, stencilled borders of birds and flowers.
Binding 1. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
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Commentary
Published Nasta’liq is compounded from the scripts Naskh and Ta’liq (hanging script), both established 9th–10th c. and is a variant style of Ta’liq. Nasta’liq was developed by the Persians, and it has ever since been their national script. The Persian calligrapher Mir ‘Ali Sultan al-Tabrizi (d. 1416) was the founder of the script. He is also credited with the complex rules which governs it.
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Boxing
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Place of origin Turkey
Dates 2nd half 16c AD

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