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A book of prayers, including an illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, copied by 'Ali al-Shukri, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1204 AH/1789-90 AD 
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A book of prayers, including an illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, copied by 'Ali al-Shukri, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1204 AH/1789-90 AD 
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A book of prayers, including an illuminated Dala'il al-Khayrat, copied by 'Ali al-Shukri, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1204 AH/1789-90 AD 
Arabic manuscript on paper, 107 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, outlined in gold, red and blue, text separation represented by pointed gold roundels, 2 illuminated bifolia with gold and polychrome floral decoration, illuminated finispiece, f.15b and f.16a with illustrations of Mecca and Medina, titles in white ink against gold ground within cartouches, gold and polychrome marginal devices, brown gilt-stamped binding, with flap
16 by 10cm.
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Catalogue Note

Born in the Galata district of Istanbul, 'Ali Shukri Efendi was the student of Wafa'i Mehmed Efendi, and became the imam of the imperial treasury of the Topkapi Palace. Two Qur’an manuscripts copied by him are preserved in the Topkapi Palace Museum, the first dated 1246 AH/1830 AD and the second 1250 AH/1834 AD. A Qur'an juz' signed by him was sold in these rooms, 9 April 2014, lot 63. This book of prayers is an early example of his work, as he still quotes his teacher's name in the colophon.

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