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17th century Anonymous

Title: Verse 1 through Verse 60
Medium: Illuminated Manuscript
Date Of Execution: c. 1600 CE
Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 8 13/16 inches
Signature: unsigned
References And Exhibitions:
Description: From:  Leyli o Majnun by Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209CE)
This folio comprises the first 60 verses of the epic Persian poem
“The masnavi of Leyli va Majnun (4,600 lines) is the second of the five poems (treasures) in Nezami’s PanjGanj or Khamsa(Five Treasures).
The poem is based on a tragic Arab legend of two lovers, Qays b. al-Molawwah,xvii the son of an Arab sheikh from the Ameri tribe, and Layla bint Mahdi from another tribe, who fall in love with each other in school and whose desire for each other remains unfulfilled.”

The rock musician Eric Clapton was inspired by the classic Persian love story/poem, which he was given a copy of by Ian Dallas.  The inspiration resulted in the rock classic “Layla” considered one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

“The book moved Clapton profoundly, because it was the tale of a young man who fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful young girl, went crazy and so could not marry her. The song was further inspired by Clapton's then-unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison of the Beatles. Clapton and Boyd would eventually marry.” Courtesy Wikipedia
Condition Notes:

With appropriate aging

Price: (US) $8500.
Inventory Number: FA11429



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