London, South Kensington
21 October 2016
A PRAYER BOOK
SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-'AFIF, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1209/1794-95 AD
Including prayers based on the Names of Allah, Arabic manuscript on paper, 19ff, two fly-leaves, 15ll. of black naskh to the page, with gold and black roundel markers, important words in red, titles in illuminated cartouches, text within gold and polychrome rules, with catchwords, two illuminated headpieces, colophon signed and dated, in silvered brown morocco
Text panel 4 ½ x 2 3/8in. (11.3 x 6.3cm.); folio 7 1/8 x 3 5/8in. (18 x 8.9cm.)
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