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AN INCOMPLETE WORK ON TALISMANS
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AN INCOMPLETE WORK ON TALISMANS

CENTRAL ASIA OR SULTANATE INDIA, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY?

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AN INCOMPLETE WORK ON TALISMANS
Central Asia or Sultanate India, circa 15th century?
Arabic manuscript on paper, 22ff., each folio with small diagrams in red, green and yellow, text written in black or red bihari, incomplete at beginning and end, old repairs and slight worm damage, later brown morocco binding
Folio 6¼ x 4½in. (15.5 x 12cm.)
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This manuscript is a fragment and lacks a title and any information on where and when it was written. It is clearly a provincial work, written in a rather unformed hand. Some of the decoration and the colour palette with the strong ochre-red suggests an Indian provnance and the drawings of the tombs which resemble stupas, suggest Afghanistan or Central Asia. It has a strong shi'a feel with repeated invocation of the names of Hasan and Husayn.
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