• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    'ABD AL-RAHMAN IBN AL-JAWZI (AH 508-AH 597/1114-1200 AD): AL-MANQUL MIN KITAB AL-SHAYB WA'L KHIDAB

    IRAN OR EASTERN MEDITERRANIAN, CIRCA 1400

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    'ABD AL-RAHMAN IBN AL-JAWZI (AH 508-AH 597/1114-1200 AD): AL-MANQUL MIN KITAB AL-SHAYB WA'L KHIDAB
    IRAN OR EASTERN MEDITERRANIAN, CIRCA 1400
    On hairdressing and etiquette whilst eating, Arabic manuscript on paper, 35ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of fine black naskh, important words and titles in larger red and black naskh, with tiny rosette markers, trimmed, in modern card cover binding
    Folio 8 3/8 x 5½in. (21 x 13.8cm.)


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    This manuscript primarily concerns the whitening and dying of hair, with further useful details such as to how to lengthen it. It notes some historical figures who have done so, from the time of the Pharaohs. The second section deals with etiquette for eating with advice such as not to scratch before eating. The manuscript is hitherto unrecorded.

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