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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A MAMLUK LEATHER BINDING

    EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14/15TH CENTURY

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    A MAMLUK LEATHER BINDING
    EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14/15TH CENTURY
    Two bands of brown morocco, with tooled geometric ground, the central medallion and spandrels with decoupé design of floral arabesques, areas of gilding, blue silk doublures, in worn condition with some losses, coming apart at the spine
    Each board 14½ x 10½in. (36.7 x 27cm.)


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    The design of this binding with the central circular medallion with tapering finials above and below and the four spandrels is typical of the Mamluk period. Similarly the blind tooling of knots or interlace covering the surface is not unusual. What is exceptional however is the delicate cut-out design within the main panels of decoration.

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