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Hilyeh
Mesopotamia, AH 1388/1968-9 AD

Arabic manuscript on paper, of typical form with black outlined gold calligraphy within gold clouds, the interstices filled with gold and polychrome illuminated arabesques and lobed medallions on blue ground, a pair of cartouches containing roses below, pictures of Mecca and Medina above, gold and pink margins, green and brown border of meandering vine, (slightly soiled at edges), signed below by Musa 'Azmi known as Hamid al-Amidi and dated AH 1388/1968-9 AD, framed and glazed
38½ x 24in. (97.8 x 61.4cm.)

Lot Essay

A very similar hilyeh by the same calligrapher, dated two years earlier, was sold by Sotheby's, London, 26th April 1995, lot 106. Another, dated AH 1372, was sold in these Rooms, 25 April 1995, Lot 16
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