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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    A PRAYER BOOK: AN'AM SHARIF

    SIGNED AL-SAYYID 'UTHMAN EFENDI A STUDENT OF HUSAYN EFENDI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1227/1812 AD

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    A PRAYER BOOK: AN'AM SHARIF
    SIGNED AL-SAYYID 'UTHMAN EFENDI A STUDENT OF HUSAYN EFENDI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1227/1812 AD
    Prayers, Arabic manuscript on paper, 83ff., four fly-leaves, 9ll. of black naskh script to the page, with gold and polychrome rosette markers, text within gold and polychrome frame, with catchwords, opening bifolio with finely illuminated headpiece in gold and polychrome, decorated with a number of hilyehs, diagrams and illustrations of Mecca and Medina, including a diagram of the Prophet's footprint, paginated, colophon signed and dated, in probably original gilt and stamped morocco binding with flap
    Text panel 3 ¼ x 1 ¾in. (8.4 x 4.4cm.); folio 5 ¾ x 3 ¾in. (14.6 x 9.5cm.)


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