• 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 33

    AL-SIYASA AL-MALUKIYYA WA AL-AKHLAQ AL-IKHTIYARIYYA

    WITH LATER ATTRIBUTION TO YAQUT AL-MU'TASIMI, PROBABLY IRAQ, DATED 1 JUMADA AL-THANI AH 690/1 JUNE 1291 AD

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    AL-SIYASA AL-MALUKIYYA WA AL-AKHLAQ AL-IKHTIYARIYYA
    WITH LATER ATTRIBUTION TO YAQUT AL-MU'TASIMI, PROBABLY IRAQ, DATED 1 JUMADA AL-THANI AH 690/1 JUNE 1291 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 73ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll. of delicate black naskh, signed and dated in the colophon, the title in the last text panel flanked by six gold medallions outlined in black, each panel is laid down on paper with black and blue rules within gold frames, the margins with polychrome decoration of arabesques outlined with gold, slight staining, repairs, in Ottoman brown morocco with stamped medallion and gilt decoration
    Text panel 4 5/8 x 2 7/8in. (11.7 x 7.4cm.); folio 10¾ x 6 7/8in. (27.4 x 17.2cm.)


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