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An illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, North Africa, dated 1133 AH/1721 AD 
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5,0007,000
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An illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, North Africa, dated 1133 AH/1721 AD 
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, North Africa, dated 1133 AH/1721 AD 
Arabic manuscript on paper, 209 leaves plus 9 flyleaves, written in Maghribi script in brown ink, outlined in blue and gold, important words written in gold outlined in black, headings in polychrome and gold cartouches with interlacing palmettes, containing two diagrams, one of the tombs of the Prophet, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, the other of the Prophet's minbar, in brown gilded leather binding, with flap
10.6 by 12cm.
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Catalogue Note

The fact that North African Dala'il al-Khayrat manuscripts are usually not dated makes this volume quite rare. Another Dala'il al-Khayrat from North Africa, dated 1119 AH/1707 AD, is now in the Museum of Islamic Arts, Malaysia (Dala'il al-Khayrat, Prayer Manuscripts from the 16th-19th Century, Malaysia, 2016, p.28, Ref.No.2012.11.16).

Another interesting aspect of this manuscript is the shape. The text is ruled in octagonal form, but the folios have not be trimmed. Probably it was originally intended to be of octagonal shape but this idea was abandoned when commentaries were added to the border.

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