An illuminated collection of prayers, signed by the calligrapher better known as Adib, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1185 AH/1771-72 AD
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- ink on paper - bound manuscript
- 15.7 by 10.9cm.
Arabic manuscript on paper, 136 leaves plus 6 flyleaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, keywords in red, text separation represented by pointed red roundels, 2 illuminated floral headpieces, gold cartouche, f.74b and 75a with illustrations of Mecca and Medina, ruled in gold, red and blue, in brown binding with gold cartouche, with flap
The present manuscript contains both the Dala’il al-khayrat of Muhammad ibn Suleyman al-Jazuli (d.1465 AD) as well as the work al-Hizb al-'azam wa warad al-afkham, by 'Ali ibn sultan Muhammad al-Qari (d.1754-55 AD).