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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    QADI 'AYYAD BIN MUSA (D. 1149 AD): KITAB AL-SHIFA BI TA'RIF HUQUQ MUSTAFA

    SIGNED SAYYID 'UMAR AL-HILMI 'ALANI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED RABI'I I AH 1255/MAY-JUNE 1839 AD

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    QADI 'AYYAD BIN MUSA (D. 1149 AD): KITAB AL-SHIFA BI TA'RIF HUQUQ MUSTAFA
    SIGNED SAYYID 'UMAR AL-HILMI 'ALANI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED RABI'I I AH 1255/MAY-JUNE 1839 AD
    A renowned work on the virtues of the Prophet, Arabic manuscript on paper, 236ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 21ll. of black cursive script verging on nasta'liq script, titles and important words picked out in red, text within black and red-ruled gold frame, opening folio with illuminated headpiece in gold and polychrome, with marginal notes, colophon signed and dated, with illuminated index, original green morocco binding with gilt decoration, doublures of turquoise paper
    Text panel 5 7/8 x 2 ½in. (14.9 x 6.5cm.); folio 8 ¼in. (21.1cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 10 October 1988, lot 227