• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 406

    AN OTTOMAN MEVLEVI PRAYERBOOK, SIGNED BY ILHAMI AL-MEVLEVI, TURKEY, DATED 1280AH/1863AD

    Price Realised  

    AN OTTOMAN MEVLEVI PRAYERBOOK, SIGNED BY ILHAMI AL-MEVLEVI, TURKEY, DATED 1280AH/1863AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 21ff. with 15ll. of neat black naskh, corrections in margins, with gold roundel verses markers, contained within gold border, opening and final folios illuminated with pink and blue floral decoration on a gilt ground, a turban to opening folio, green morocco binding with gilt decoration - folio 6 x 4in. (15.2 x 10cm)


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