• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 217

    A LARGE HILYEH

    OTTOMAN SYRIA OR EGYPT, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE HILYEH
    OTTOMAN SYRIA OR EGYPT, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular form with cusped finial flanked by two tapering half- palmettes, Arabic and Turkish manuscript on paper laid down on wood, the first line the bismallah in bold black muhaqqaq, a gold and polychrome floral illuminated headpiece above, the traditional hilyeh composition below written in black naskh and thuluth in cloudbands reserved against gold ground, with further gold floral sprays and polychrome floral illumination, slight rubbing and flaking, large split along the centre line
    38¼ x 16 3/8in. (97 x 41.7cm.)


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