7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
THE FORTY SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET WITH PERSIAN TRANSLATION BY JAMI'
COPIED BY SULTAN AHMAD AL-HARAWI, CONSTANTINOPLE, DATED AH 904/1498-99 AD
Hadith, Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 8ff. plus 1 fly-leaf, each with 7ll. of elegant black nasta'liq of different sizes, many of the larger done in delicate decoupé, each line contained in plain or gold-sprinkled panels with gold interlinear rules, each folio with two such panels with 4ll. of diagonal nasta'liq, laid down within gold and green rules, space left for illuminated headpiece on the opening folio, many folios loose in binding, in plain brown morocco
Folio 8¼ x 4¾in. (20.6 x 12cm.); text panel 5 3/8 x 7in. (14 x 7cm.)
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The scribe, Sultan Ahmad al-Harawi, is unrecorded.
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