• 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 64

    FARID AL-DIN 'ATTAR: KITAB TADHKIRAT AL-AWLIYA'

    SIGNED HASSAN BIN MUHAMMAD BIN ABU BAKR AL-KHALILI, COPIED IN THE KHANQAH OF NAJIB AL-DIN 'ALI BIN BUZGHUSH, PROBABLY CAIRO, DATED BEGINNING OF RABI' II AH 686/APRIL 1287 AD

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    FARID AL-DIN 'ATTAR: KITAB TADHKIRAT AL-AWLIYA'
    SIGNED HASSAN BIN MUHAMMAD BIN ABU BAKR AL-KHALILI, COPIED IN THE KHANQAH OF NAJIB AL-DIN 'ALI BIN BUZGHUSH, PROBABLY CAIRO, DATED BEGINNING OF RABI' II AH 686/APRIL 1287 AD
    The biographies of ancient mystics, Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 261ff. as numbered plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 19ll. of black naskh, important words and phrases picked out in red, titles in larger naskh, red comma markers, opening illuminated shamsa and cartouches, the opening folio with a bismallah in kufic on gold illuminated ground, the colophon signed, dated and stating that it was made in the Khanqah of Buzghush, minor worm holing, in later stamped brown morocco
    Folio 10¼ x 6 7/8in. (25.3 x 17.5cm.)


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