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Sharaf al-Din Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Hassan al-Busiri (d.1296-97 AD), Qasida al-Burda, copied by 'Adid 'Abd ibn 'Abdullah al-Mustafawi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 859 AH/1454-55 AD
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Sharaf al-Din Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Hassan al-Busiri (d.1296-97 AD), Qasida al-Burda, copied by 'Adid 'Abd ibn 'Abdullah al-Mustafawi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 859 AH/1454-55 AD
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Sharaf al-Din Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Hassan al-Busiri (d.1296-97 AD), Qasida al-Burda, copied by 'Adid 'Abd ibn 'Abdullah al-Mustafawi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 859 AH/1454-55 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 42 leaves, plus 1 fly-leaf, 7 lines to the page, the first, middle and last written in elegant black muhaqqaq script later outlined in gold, the intervening lines in neat naskh, ruled in red, in brown Ottoman leather binding with a central stamped gilt medallion, with flap
27.3 by 17.7cm.
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Catalogue Note

The original title of this work was Al-kawakib al-durriya fī madh khayr al-bariya, but is more commonly known as Qasida al-Burda ('Poem of the Mantle'). Written in praise of the Prophet Muhammad, the composition was very popular in Mamluk and early Ottoman period. For a similar copy, presenting the poem with the same layout, dated 896 AH/1490-91 AD and attributed to Ottoman Turkey, see Sotheby's London, 26 April 2017, lot 8.

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