RUZNAMA: ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR

MS 5311
MS Short Title RUZNAMA: ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
Text RUZNAMA, CALENDAR FOR ASSESSING THE AUSPICIOUSNESS OF PARTICULAR DATES ON BASIS OF POSITION OF THE STARS
Description MS in Persian on paper, Iran, ca. 1800. 16 ff. (complete), 13x8 cm, mostly 3 columns, (11x7 cm), up to 40 lines in Shikasteh-i Nasta’liq script, headings in blue Thulth script, margins ruled in gold.
Binding Iran ca. 1800 soft red leather gilt sewn on 2 cords.
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Provenance 1. Hajj Mirza Yahya; 2. Gustav Spiller, London (1911); 3. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary Shikasteh or broken script derives from Nasta’liq and Ta’liq scripts, and is characterized by an exaggerated density in the super-structured letters. The Shikasteh scripts were in use as early as the 17th c. They came into their own in 18th and 19th c. when they became so stylized as to be virtually illegible.
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Place of origin Iran
Dates ca 1800 AD

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