CONSIDERATIONS OF JUSTICE

MS 5312
MS Short Title CONSIDERATIONS OF JUSTICE
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  1. PREAMBLE IN PRAISE OF A CONQUERING KING
  2. CALIPH MA’MUM AND THE BROTHER OF AN ESCAPED CONVICT, WHO FACES EXECUTION HIMSELF, UNLESS HE BRINGS HIS BROTHER BACK, AND A DISCUSSION OF THE JUSTICE IN THE CALIPH’S DECISION
Description MS in Persian on buff paper, Iran, 1697, 1 f., 25x15 cm, single column, (22x10 cm, 19x12 cm), 15 lines of a very early Shikasteh-i Nasta’liq script arranged diagonally across the page, 9 lines of Shikasteh-i Ta’liq script, within frames of gold, red and blue, Indian seal impression "He is All-Powerful, 1728-29"..
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Provenance 1. Private owner, India (1728-29); 2. 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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Boxing
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Place of origin Iran
Dates 1697 AD

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