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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    A PRAYER BOOK

    SIGNED ABU AL-QASIM AL-SHIRAZI, QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH 1232/1816-17 AD

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    A PRAYER BOOK
    SIGNED ABU AL-QASIM AL-SHIRAZI, QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH 1232/1816-17 AD
    Arabic and Persian religious manuscript on paper, 31ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll. of black naskh script within clouds reserved against a gold ground, text panel outlines in red, gold and blue, chapter headings within cartouche in gold reserved against blue, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination and headpiece, heading in red, signed and dated, in possibly original lacquer binding with gold stamped medallions
    Text panel 4 5/8 x 2 ¾in. (12 x 6.5cm.); folio 6 7/8 x 4 5/8in. (17.5 x 11.7cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's London, 11 October 1988, lot 52