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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    AN OTTOMAN PRAYER BOOK WITH MINIATURES OF MECCA AND MEDINA, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

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    AN OTTOMAN PRAYER BOOK WITH MINIATURES OF MECCA AND MEDINA, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 84ff. with 11ll. of black naskh script, within gold border, gold rosettes between verses, copious marginal notes in red and black, opening page with illuminated header with pink and orange flowers on a gilt panel, the script with gilt cloud bands beneath, a further two pages with illuminated headers, bifolium each folio with a miniature painting of Mecca and Medina, further page with illuminated header, in red morocco binding with stamped and tooled gilt central medallion and corners - folio 8 x 5 1/4in (20.3 x 13.3cm)


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