Artcurial to auction manuscript of Dehlavi’s Collected Poems

Publish Date : Sunday 7 January 2018 - 21:08
IBNA- A manuscript with calligraphy of Collected Poems (Divan) of the Persian language Indian poet Amir Khusrow Dehlavi will be auctioned at Artcurial Auction House in Lyon, France.
According to IBNA correspondent, Artcurial Auction House is scheduled to begin its work in 2018 by putting this exquisite Persian work under hammer on January 10. As well as calligraphy, this manuscript of Collected Poems by Dehlavi is embellished with illumination. The version features 21 miniature paintings and was written in 1558 in Shiraz.
The precious book is estimated to worth between 20,000 to 40,000 euros (24000 to 48000 U.S. dollars), however, the sales expert of Artcurial believes that the manuscript would fetch much more than that.
The Divan of Dehlavi consists of five chapters containing his entire poems composed since the age of 16.
Amir Khusrow Dehlavi was the poet laureate of the Indian subcontinent and enjoys ever-lasting fame as one of the most versatile poets and prolific prose-writers of the 13th and 14th centuries.
He is traditionally considered to be the founder of Qawwali and lyrical poetry in Hindustani (Urdu), credited with enriching Hindustani classical music by introducing Persian and Arabic elements in it. The invention of the sitar and the musical styles known as Khyal and Tarana are also attributed to him.
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