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An illuminated book of prayers including Dala'il al-khayrat, copied by Mustafa al-Halimi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1209 AH/1794-95 AD
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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An illuminated book of prayers including Dala'il al-khayrat, copied by Mustafa al-Halimi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1209 AH/1794-95 AD
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illuminated book of prayers including Dala'il al-khayrat, copied by Mustafa al-Halimi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1209 AH/1794-95 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 149 leaves plus 6 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page, written in neat black naskh, ruled in gold and black, verses marked by polychrome and gold rosettes, titles in white thuluth against a gold ground within cartouches decorated with gold and polychrome scrolls, the margins with commentaries within gold cartouches, polychrome and gold markers in the shape of floral vases, f.1a and f.148b of pink paper, decorated with a gold vegetal design, an illuminated bifolio on f.2b and f.3a with floral borders, a gold ground bifolio on f.51b finely decorated with polychrome floral and leaf scrolls and the text within squares, illustration of Mecca (f.68b) and Medina (f.69a), an illuminated headpiece on f.68a, in Ottoman binding decorated with a gilt-lobed centre-piece, with flap
15.8 by 9.6cm.
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Catalogue Note

A student of Mustafa al-Kutahya, Mustafa al-Halimi was a renowned calligrapher of the second half of the eighteenth century. He is also listed as a master in the ijazeh of ‘Ali Ra’if Efendi (dated 1206 AH/1791 AD, now in the Library of Congress, Washington inv. no.1-88-154.129; https://www.wdl.org/en/item/2489/). A Qur’an signed by Mustafa al-Halimi and dated 1214 AH/1799-1800 AD sold at Christie’s London 26 April 2012, lot 51.

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