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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 191

    A PRAYER BOOK

    SIGNED AL-FAQIR KNOWN AS 'ALI AL-SHUKRI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1214/1799-1800 AD

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    A PRAYER BOOK
    SIGNED AL-FAQIR KNOWN AS 'ALI AL-SHUKRI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1214/1799-1800 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 66ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of black naskh script, with gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, important words in red, text within thick gold frame with red and black rules, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated margins, with catchwords, colophon signed and dated, in 19th century Ottoman gilt morocco binding with flap
    Text panel 4 x 2 ¼in. (10.1 x 5.8cm.); folio 6 ½ x 4 1/8in. (16.5 x 10.6cm.)


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